Bloomberg to probe allegations that workers delayed NYC snow clean-up
December 30th, 2010
02:24 PM ET

Bloomberg to probe allegations that workers delayed NYC snow clean-up

Four days after a monster blizzard blanketed much of the northeastern United States, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he will investigate whether sanitation workers intentionally delayed clean-up efforts
over frustrations regarding city-wide budget cuts.

"It would be an outrage if it took place," Bloomberg said Thursday, stressing that his administration's primary focus is clearing streets in the city's outer boroughs. Some neighborhoods remained snowbound for days after the storm.

Rumors swirled across New York on Thursday that sanitation officers ordered rank-and-file workers to slow down clean-up efforts in retaliation for the city's belt-tightening measures.

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  1. duke

    Hippy!!
    Having a job and paying your own way is not conforming!!
    Sitting back in silence while the machine in which we live,don't live up to their end of the bargain,
    All the while being defended by the same people that they are letting down,
    Now that's conforming!!!
    Do they drag their feet when it's time to collect on them tickets??
    Or empty them Meter's??

    December 30, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Veritas

    Bar non the worst mayor in NYC history. The man is a facade.

    December 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. HMDQ

    Really...? Those of us in the South deal with this everytime we get snow. I thought you Yankees were tougher when it came to winter weather. What's all the crying about? Stay home a few days and chill! If not, get out and shovel! Volunteer!

    December 30, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Angela

    Nobody wants to admit but its due to budjet cuts.now someone has to take the downfall.

    December 31, 2010 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. NARD

    New York is a medical waste management dumpster. An ignorant and pretentious one.

    December 31, 2010 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ed Bailey

    So possibly a bunch of overpaid crybabies held a stomp your left and drag tour right campaign.and some other despot wamts to waste more taxpayer money investigating it.Hell mr mayor let me save you some coin,CONGRESS. That's where they learned it.Don't ya think a kindergarden graduate can learn these basic american
    principles on how america works by watching how republicans are putting a gun to the commanderinchiefs head by doing the same bullcrap stunt. Spend money investigating it heh, I want to investigate which cousin of yours that's behind on his house payment gets that job.And how many years it will take him.that's how it is america and you suck it up every time. Personally I have a thousand times more respect for the present administration and his staff than most of what he is in charge of. President Obama cannot fire the entire government even if he felt the same as us. Third world countries do that because cuz needs work. I am white mized indian,raised in alabama in the sad violently ignorant 50's and truly feel more INTEGRITY is coming out of the white house than we have seen in decades. Open your eyes america or keep applauding for stupid stunts like the great snow removal crisis,2010.let your grandkids read about it in the history books.

    December 31, 2010 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. Papa T

    Bloomberg has ruined all of the progress in NYC made by Guilliani. People of the city wake up. you can vote him out and get a real mayor. Buffalo can't continue to bail you out everytime you get a few inches. Try 7 feet in four days and Buffalo still kept going. What buffoons.

    December 31, 2010 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. MaLiQ The Great

    When the ppl lead the leaders will follow!!! Shovel the snow,New York! Plow the snow! Blow the snow! And when ur finished doing the job that the city fail to do, march down to city hall with ur shovels in hand,ur snow-blowers and pitchforks along with a guillotine,and demand to see the head of the person in charge!!!

    December 31, 2010 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  9. duke

    Oh yes the progress that ghouliani made,
    Make black vs. White the backbone(until 9/11)of his mayoral ship??
    Phuck ghouliani and all his ancestors.

    December 31, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. nussi brown

    DAY 6 VIDEO: Why Mayor Bloomberg Is A Liar Block With Hospital Still Not Plowed Friday Morning http://bit.ly/eR1GWY

    December 31, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. kuuipo

    First i would like to say @truth, read the news dude then u should get all the information! the Cnn news blogs only puts in a portion of the story because u should have read the whole story before u went to blog, duh! now hows that for the truth?! now about the comment at hand, who really cares if they delayed plowing the snow, is it really gonna stop them from plowing snow in the future or is this that serious?! i didn't think so!

    December 31, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. dj

    kuuipo is stupid

    December 31, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
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