Remember how during the Great Blizzard of 2010, members of the New York City Council complained that they were kept in the dark about storm preparations?
Well, with Hurricane Irene bearing down on New York City, Bloomberg administration officials, including deputy mayor Cas Halloway–who replaced deputy mayor Stephen Goldsmith after he bungled the snowstorm response–and Office of Emergency Management head Joseph Bruno invited all of the city’s elected officials to an 11 a.m. meeting in the governor’s room at City Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to brief the elected officials on how the city was preparing for the storm, which neighborhoods would be affected and how, and to go over which resources communities could expect in the likelihood of a major storm coming.
The only problem? Only a handful of City Council members showed up. Read More