Sunday, March 15, 2009

Old News - The Beeps Don't Really do Anything But Get Loads of Perks

The borough presidents in New York City have very limited duties, but do get to spend taxpayer dollars on pet projects and take advantage of paid junkets while making a very good salary.

I met Marty Markowitz at the Mermaid Parade a few years back. He seemed liked a nice enough guy, but is he really worth $160,000 per annum and full-time chauffeur?

"It should be abolished or it should be strengthened," said Dick Dadey, executive director of the Citizens Union, a nonpartisan government watchdog group. "I'm not confident that the way the office is currently constructed has proved to be effective."

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