Hoping that the third time’s the charm, Mayor de Blasio held a press conference today to discuss the City’s storm preparation and snow removal efforts during the third snow storm of his administration.
de Blasio answered on-topic questions only. Among them were changes in plowing routes and Sanitation Department operations, conditions on Staten Island, whether passenger cars complicated the snow removal in the prior storm, the utilization of traffic agents, whether he preemptively planned any neighborhood tours “to express regret”, whether the Sanitation Department is utilizing Police Department street cameras to assist in snow removal and whether New Yorkers have unrealistic expectations concerning snow removal. Here is his full press Q&A.
Update – Action:
During the press conference, reporter Marcia Kramer of WCBS-TV relayed complaints from Staten Islanders concerning a particular road. Here’s what happened.
Update #2 – Unrealistic Expectations?:
Do New Yorkers have unrealistic expectations concerning snow removal? That’s what Josh Robin of NY1 asked Mayor de Blasio this afternoon. Here’s how the mayor responded.