Inside the De Blasio Budget

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio released his preliminary budget yesterday. Kate Taylor, New York Times City Hall reporter, explains what's in the $73.7 billion spending plan - including a tax to fund pre-k, an inspector general for the NYPD, and more.



Kate Taylor

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Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan


“The mayor didn’t present a balanced budget as state law requires. He didn’t really even present a budget — not one from a mayor. DeBlasio acted yesterday as if he were still a city councilman or the public advocate. He obsessed over little things guaranteed to get applause from important constituencies — but missed the big picture.”

Feb. 13 2014 01:33 PM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

LOL, the Self-absorbed Sandinista can’t be bothered with time schedules-

“Mayor de Blasio kept the little people waiting for an hour yesterday before presenting his inaugural $75.5 billion budget” NY POST

Warren Wilhelm still can’t set an alarm clock. Even Barry Obama is (sort of) on time.

Feb. 13 2014 01:26 PM

[I first made these comments very early this morning in another thread, before this segment was listed. As they pertain to another (albeit, unmentioned) deBlasio narrative over the past couple of days, I thought that this context might be just as appropriate.]

Of course there cannot be any reasonable comparison between a traffic jam arranged as a punishment for a political slight, and an official influencing the actions of the NYPD on behalf of a political ally.
But some questions can arise.

Will there be any legislative or news media investigation into the self-serving, and self-exonerating, statements by the Mayor, NYPD officials, and others who participated in the freeing of Bishop Findlayter?

Should the NYPD policy of holding persons who have violated judicial warrants for minor offenses or, as in this case, "political" offenses be modified or done away with?

Will who is the attorney who may have committed malpractice in the handling of Bishop Findlayter's original warrant disposition?

When the Broadway revival of "A Tale of Two Cities" is staged, who will get to play the role of "Madame de Fargio"?

Feb. 13 2014 01:02 PM
Seth Peckstiff

Martin, if this is all we have to worry about, then things are going great. You've got nothing but peanuts here. nickel and dime stuff. You are so out of problems to blame anyone for. sad, sad.

Feb. 13 2014 10:47 AM
Seth Peckstiff

Martin, if this is all we have to worry about, then things are going great. You've got nothing but peanuts here. nickel and dime stuff. You are so out of problems to blame anyone for. sad, sad.

Feb. 13 2014 10:47 AM
Brando from Manhattan

Public housing overhaul

Feb. 13 2014 10:43 AM
Brando from Manhattan

Look what the mayor is planning for the public housing projects! Revealed for the first time as its confidential

NEWSOUTHBRONX - then a period - then a C and an O and a M

Feb. 13 2014 10:40 AM

Bloomberg left a balanced budget - balanced on the back of city workers. Especially these weather days when so much is asked of city workers, it would be nice if you talking classes paid a little cognizance to that fact.

Feb. 13 2014 10:38 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Here is what your future citizen dollars will be used for - I’m not kidding! – from the city council’s recent meeting (And why isn’t the BLS reporting this to you???) -

“The city council directed the Department of Health to develop a registry of convicted animal abusers, along the lines of the sex-offender registries that all states maintain. Abusers will have to submit to annual reviews of their living situations, and pet stores and animal shelters will need to check the registry before selling an animal.

Perhaps topping them all, councilmember Ruben Wills of southeast Queens has submitted Intro 44, “in relation to the creation of a task force on the sport of cricket.”

Bronx councilmember Fernando Cabrera wants to rename the Washington Bridge (which spans the Harlem River) the David Dinkins Washington Bridge.

Another proposed law, Intro 8, addresses the grave problem of businesses claiming to be “environmentally friendly.” New Yorkers, a naïve and trusting group of rubes, apparently are getting snookered by greener-than-thou businesses. So much so that Brooklyn councilmember Vincent Gentile wants the city to establish an official “environmentally friendly” designation for which businesses can apply."

Feb. 13 2014 10:35 AM

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