Trash Tax Revenues Not Going For More Cops After All
The Mayor and City Clowncil just set a new record for breaking promises to the public.
Remember how we supposedly needed the trash tax -- er, "fee" -- to pay for 1000 more cops? You know, because no one noticed that the City was already taking in $717 million more this year than last? It was the one where they said it would pay for 1000 officers, but something like 650 of them would just be replacements for attrition? You remember -- it was just four month ago.
Well, the Clowncil has decided that the money would actually be better spent on special programs for -- you guessed it -- "the children." So instead of hiring more police officers, your money will be diverted to political cronies and their dubious "youth programs," which have, of course, proved so very effective in reducing gang violence here to practically zero.
Read it: http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_4206777 .