New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s “extremely dissatisfied” with how the city’s emergency response system performed during the post-Christmas blizzard.
Ambulances got stuck in the snow trying to answer 911 calls and more than 49,000 calls swamped 911 operators in one day. That’s the 6th busiest day in the system’s history.
The mayor says the city needs to focus on clearing unplowed streets after the storm and “we’ll do the post-mortem afterwards.”
Yeah, that’s traditionally when a post-mortem is done.
Here’s his press conference yesterday:
“I regret everything in the world.” [rolls eyes]
Nothing assuages people’s legitimate concerns about the basic functions of local government quite like a sheltered billionaire’s hostile sarcasm. Go, Bloomie, go!!
(Headline courtesy of that one guy.)