Police Union Pans de Blasio’s Speed Camera Plan

An NYPD officer. (Photo: Getty)
An NYPD officer. (Photo: Getty)

The city’s Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association today questioned the benefits of speed cameras, which Mayor Bill de Blasio has been touting as part of the “Vision Zero” plan aimed at dramatically cutting traffic fatalities. Continue reading “Police Union Pans de Blasio’s Speed Camera Plan”

Weiner Slams Bloomberg on Business Fines But Falls Flat With Audience

Anthony Weiner speaking in front of the Columbus Avenue BID.
Anthony Weiner speaking at a Columbus Avenue BID breakfast Tuesday morning.

Anthony Weiner slammed Mayor Michael Bloomberg for slapping small businesses with too many fines–but what was touted as the ex-Congressman’s first major policy speech fell flat with some in the Upper West Side audience, who walked away unimpressed earlier today.

Mr. Weiner’s address focused on complaints about the uptick in fines and summonses levied by the Bloomberg administration against small businesses, arguing the city should be making it easier–not harder–for small businesses to thrive. The issue of fines has been frequently touted by other candidates, including Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who has made the issue a signature piece of his campaign.

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Bloomberg Derides de Blasio’s Fine Lawsuit

bloomberg presser Bloomberg Derides de Blasios Fine Lawsuit
Mayor Bloomberg at his press conference today.

A few days ago, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio filed a lawsuit against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration for not providing data on the fines they’re increasingly handing out to small businesses. However, it doesn’t seem that Mr. Bloomberg is impressed with those legal endeavors.

“The only thing I can think of in this lawsuit is he seems to say that we’re wrong in enforcing the law,” Mr. Bloomberg told The Politicker after a press conference this morning, asserting the city government is simply doing its job by handing out the fines. “I don’t know, if you don’t like the laws, get the City Council to change them, but our job is to enforce the law.”

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