“Respectfully, I ask that the appropriate individual within your administration publicly state whether the aforementioned direct mail piece does, in fact, signal a change in administration policy eliminating the threat of closing any fire companies as part of the FY 2012 budget.”
–Jimmy Oddo, a Republican City Councilman from Staten Island, in a letter to Mayor Bloomberg after receiving a direct mail piece from the mayor.
[h/t Anna Sale and Liz Benjamin]
Update: A spokesman for the mayor says no, the direct mail piece does not signal a change in policies. The spokesman also declined to provide a copy of the direct mail piece the mayor is personally paying to have sent to New Yorkers.