Bloomy endorsement appalling

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An open letter to the Bayside Times:

Your recent endorsement of Mayor Michael Bloomberg (“Mike Bloomberg for Re-election as Mayor of New York City,” Bayside Times, Oct. 1.), if not so misguided and tragic, would almost be funny. Clearly you are as out of touch and out of sync with the majority of the electorate as is our pompous billionaire mayor.

It is time for you to get out of the office and view our crumbling infrastructure — see the Clearview Expressway and Throgs Neck Bridge — our dirty streets and our two high schools that are bursting at the seams. This mayor has increased property taxes more than any mayor in history. He has raised the water and sewer rates to outrageous levels. He has tormented us with parking ticket increases and enforcement that causes us not to shop in our local communities.

The 311 system which you laud is a joke. Call 311 as your basement is flooding with raw sewage and you will be comforted by being told that your complaint will be investigated within 30 days. This is a mayor who castigates handicapped reporters. This is a mayor who told residents and shop owners after a one-week blackout in which they lost their perishables that it was a “minor inconvenie­nce.”

This is a mayor who had the audacity to go against the wishes of the electorate and shamelessly engineer the overturning of term limits. Bayside Times, you should be ashamed of yourself.

David Gmuca

Oakland Gardens

Updated 6:29 pm, October 10, 2011
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