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Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City and U.S. Congressman, talks about his campaign to reform the New York State legislature.
I would like to bring to your attention that THE NEW YORK CITY COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE, THE NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU AND THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION all have conspired to “Defraud The Public”.
Years ago it was prohibited to park at a“T-Intersection that was located in the middle of a street with a “Curb Drop” ( Vehicle & Traffic Law §4-08(f)(7) ). These “Curb Drops” that do not have any white chalk markings, posted signs or, electronic lights, entice the public to cross in the middle of a street, endangering their lives.By crossing at these “Curb Drops”, pedestrians, also, violate the “Jaywalking” rule set forth by all those responsible for enforcing this rule.
In 2008, the rule was rescinded and the people responsible for writing and enforcing the rule failed or neglected to communicate to all responsible personnel that the rule was eradicated. Tickets are being handed out at the rate of $165.00 per ticket as of this writing.
I was a victim and chose to investigate this unethical parking summons. I first went for a hearing at The Parking Violations Bureau and the Judge, not having any information concerning this Rule, found me guilty and upheld the $165.00 fine. The Judge stated that his hands were tied and did not have any authority to reduce the fine. This to me is an outrage and chose to fight City Hall.After consulting an Attorney, I submitted a “Notice Of Petition” and a “Request For Judicial Intervention” (Index No. 15248-10).My case was scheduled for Aug. 10, 2010, at approx. 9:30 AM. I attended but, The Respondents and the Judge did not.
I was told to go home and that the Judge will look over all my documentation and reach a decision within 60 days.
I am nervously waiting for Judge, Janice Taylor's decision and trying to figure out in advance what action I must take if she rules against me.
cordially,Martin H. Schwartz
I like how when he mentioned endorsing a democrat he had to reach back 40 years.
Go Ed, Go!!!
These guys and gals have to be pushed.
I don't blame the Albany congress - after decades of gearmandering, the rules are stacked to make them do bad things or they will not be re-elected. They don't understand that we don't want them to be re-elected - we want them to serve and leave, but then they have to find a new job with less clout, and who wants to do that?
We have to force them to change the rules, anything short of term-limits, and convince them that their part-time job has a sell-by date. Do your job, then get out and move on.
what does the former 3 term mayor say, about the power incumbents have in our system and how does this contribute to our problems
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