The FDNY Union slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio this week; claiming his “Vision Zero” traffic policies are slowing response times for fire emergencies across the five boroughs.
“Vision Zero is fully intended to save lives from traffic accidents, but by [the city] adding in concrete barriers and flower pots and everything else like that, you’re basically eliminating the ability for emergency service vehicles to get around,” Bobby Eustace, the UFA’s recording secretary, told The New York Post.
“Intersections are now gridlocked, and our guys just can’t get around,” he added.
“Eustace and the union were responding to new data released this week through the Mayor’s Management Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, which shows response times by the FDNY’s fire companies and paramedics are up across the board in most categories,” adds the New York Post.
De Blasio implemented his “Vision Zero” policy shortly after taking office in response to a series of pedestrian deaths in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Concrete slabs, fixed barriers, and other heavy equipment were placed on roads throughout the city to protect walkers and bicyclists from speeding cars.
“We had a company in the Bronx [traveling at night last month] hit one of these barriers going 30 miles an hour, and it almost flipped the rig because they had no idea it was there,” Eustace said.
“That was the first they saw it. They were simply trying to go around a person [while] responding to a structural fire, and they smashed into one of these [concrete barriers].”
Read the full report at the New York Post.
WORST MAYOR EVER: Bill de Blasio ‘Registers ZERO Support’ in Latest New York Presidential Poll
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s presidential campaign went from bad to worse this week; with a new poll showing the far-left leader registering “zero” support from voters across the state.
“De Blasio is registered as having ‘0’ support from Big Apple Democrats in a Siena College poll on the presidential primary in New York State,” reports the New York Post. “De Blasio also registered zero support from union households, blacks and Hispanics statewide, according to the cross-tabs in the Siena survey.”
Of the 359 Democrats surveyed, just one picked De Blasio as their favorite candidate.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 17, 2019
De Blasio’s administration irked parents across the five boroughs this week after announcing school officials are permitting students to ditch class to protest ‘Climate Change.’
“.@NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20. Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent,” posted the school district’s official Twitter account.
.@NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20. Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent. https://t.co/hcBO1Cnb3m
— NYC Public Schools (@NYCSchools) September 12, 2019
“Youth strike advocates Fridays for Future said more than 2400 events were taking place from Sept. 20 through Sept. 27 to coincide with the UN climate summit on Sept. 23, where Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is due to make an address,” reports Axios.
Read the full report a the NY POST.
WORST MAYOR EVER: Records Show Bill De Blasio Logged 7 HOURS OF WORK at City Hall in 1 MONTH
Recently released records show New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio logged just seven hours of work at City Hall the same month he announced his entry into the 2020 race for the White House.
“Mayor Bill de Blasio spent a mere seven hours — less than one full workday — at City Hall during the month he launched his bid for the White House, records reviewed by The Post show,” reports the New York Post. “Hizzoner showed up at his office on just six occasions in May, taking part in two meetings, four events and five phone calls, one of which was his weekly appearance on WNYC radio.”
“The 11 appointments amounted to a meager one-fifth of the 50 meetings, calls and other events at City Hall on de Blasio’s calendar for May 2018. He had a total 152 city events scheduled for the month,” adds the Post.
“If he’s trying to show New Yorkers that he’s over doing the job, he’s doing a good job of it,” said a former staffer.
Bill de Blasio addressed a crowd of just 15 people in Cedar Rapids, Iowa last month; discussing a range of issues from immigration to his plans on raising taxes for wealthy Americans.
“Mayor Bill de Blasio pitched his presidential dreams to a crowd of about 15 likely Democratic voters at an event Sunday morning in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,” reports the New York Post. “With more than enough empty space to accommodate his 6-foot-5 frame, the quixotic candidate took the floor at Parlor City Pub to a smattering of applause from the sleepy brunch set.”
“Everything should be about our families, our lives, what everyday people are going through, what working people are going through,” De Blasio told a handful of attendees.
— New York Post (@nypost) August 11, 2019
“If we as Democrats are talking about that, we’re winning,” he added. “Here’s the bottom line: We have a country that’s favored the 1 percent now for literally 40 years. The rich have gotten richer. Everybody else has been pretty much treading water.”
Read the full report at the New York Post.