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Once again, the Bayside Times, in its June 6 editorial "Cheap Shot," is out of touch with its readers and this city. And, once again, I stand by my position.

The editorial criticized my comment in the Daily News that Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who continued to do his weekly radio show for 40 minutes after learning about the second crane collapse, "reflects his cavalier attitude about things happening in this city."

Your readers may remember another radio show several years ago when the mayor responded to a fellow New Yorker who complained about the rising cable television rates by telling that person "to read a book."

This is a mayor who refused to take action against the city Department of Buildings for years. It was only after the recent fatal crane accidents that he has finally sprung in action.

This is the mayor who is also oblivious to the ever-increasing water and sewer rates, the rising cost of gasoline and the destruction of the charm and character of city neighborhoods by over-development.

Anyone who thinks he is paying attention should have his or her head examined.

Tony Avella

City Councilman

(D-Bayside)

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