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I Wear where on the -- -- this week and today we're seeing your tax dollars being -- by bureaucrats.
Right here in New York City yeah listen to this according to a new report.
The city of New York has created a special task force of four people whose sole purpose is to approve public projects based on how pretty.
The project doesn't matter how much they cost you.
And how much money -- been spent on -- project as long as it looks pretty joining us right now to discuss pretty.
Not anymore as the city councilman Dan -- and -- -- the way dale I know you run for congress as well so this in the right here in New York City should tell me about this this council the -- -- yet this is this is something it's a holdover from days we didn't have a zoning resolution we didn't have a landmarks preservation commission.
In -- people who were looking -- protecting -- atrocity of New York City.
But that's gone this commission is a a board appointed by the mayor.
They don't draw a salary the commissioners but they have a staff that does.
And -- they're able to actually hold up -- public projects to make sure -- is medically pleasing Dan we've got some examples over on the big board of some of the design commission waste.
A boardwalk at Coney Island how much -- that -- despite deleted two years will look at that that's a lot right a lot of money police academy -- Flushing.
Burial grounds a three year delay it's -- only time but it's -- well absolutely and and and -- these prices go forward you know the course become exponentially greater.
You know they've held up.
An estimate of about five million dollars worth of projects over the last few years.
And it's everything from.
Are we using the proper sleep and wouldn't in in gravel two things like.
It doesn't look right to me -- being objective subjective is it doesn't -- try to get some architects on there -- so and they say it doesn't look back to these are just as somebody.
The statement for the mayor's office goes like this that the -- -- -- the design commission provides a valuable public service that makes New York City a far more attractive place.
To live work and visit.
Which -- saying this is about duplication of job responsibility.
And it cost an average of 340000.
Dollars that we could be saving.
Absolutely and that's just the commission's staff I mean what we saved in terms of the products and tells -- fiddler who's not a council member who introduced the bill -- -- saw a cosponsor of to eliminate the commission.
Up pointed out in his district.
He want to design a parks -- court not to have a roof on it right.
75000 dollars is what them parks department estimated would cost it priest had unit -- the all guide you'll but I got to play boxing in the in the court.
Well at the design commission came back 750000.
It's just crazy see you wanna get rid of it because it is redundant that a lot of ways.
The mayor wants to keep it.
Because that's why look the this is an appointment process he gets to appoint some of his friends from the the -- Philanthropic world on the commissioner's seat at the crony well look it's not -- per say but what it is is -- If it helps out those circles and only -- -- -- Patent.
Members of the council seem to be in favor of keeping his commission.
All the outer -- who get stymied by these projects are up in arms about it because it cost is ten times as much to believe the same thing.
We don't have resources and bottom line is we do want the Italian simply -- taciturn and believe what a -- a roof because last five.
That's not settled in Beijing that we must look hard 2000 and are golden like people -- that's right that's right it's some reliable I'm Irish not have.
Don't get me to have that same issue the Irish Italian thing -- -- and out of my district and the new congress that I didn't get your -- beer and -- for congress right.
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