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by Ben Fried
This piece of City Council scheduling hit the Streetsblog inbox on Friday and was too groan-inducing not to share:
The Pet Peeve Committee strikes again.
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Still no comment from Vacca on Dashane Santaa, the 12-year-old girl killed by a driver at the Williamsburg Bridge on Friday.
But, hey, let’s make things easier for drivers who forget to pay parking tickets!
How immoral and trivial can our City Council get?
In a democratic society, people like Vacca would be afraid of lynch mobs.
This is also embarassing for all those CMs I actually have respect for having their names listed as co-sponsoring all this crap legislation. The City Council should think big on policy or just focus on constituent services.
If Deshane Santana had had a sticker affixed to her, or if she had gotten a ticket for parking 10 feet from a fire hydrant, Jimmy’d have been all over it. Killed dead by an angry minivan driver? Not so much. Though surely he feels for the van driver and the indignities he faces everyday, like having to move for alternate-side parking and paying 50 cents an hour at the meter.
This would all be fine, if it were a day’s schedule for a new committee called the fucking parking committee. He’s gotta go as transpo chair.
LOVE the committee title…..
So much more important than MTA budget that has been crossed out…..
Interesting Issue .. I am new to this website but will definitely check back later for more blogs of my interest
“The mayor nailed it. Why should a public sector employee get a pass when Joe Driver (ideally) doesn't? If the TWU wants to play up the 'our drivers are a special class of New Yorkers' angle, let them.”
In response to "De Blasio on Right of Way Law: Safety Comes First, Not Placating Unions"