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He also wants to ban styrofoam

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to bring some new ideas to the table at his State of the City address, including a push for more electric vehicle (EV) parking.

At the State of the City address, which will take place today at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Mayor Bloomberg will propose the addition of parking spaces specifically for EVs. In fact, he wants 20 percent of any new parking added to the city to be EV-only, where the appropriate charging cables will be available for an easy hook-up. The city makes about 10,000 new spots annually.

Residents have already started speaking out about the idea, either saying that there aren't enough EVs in the city to justify the proposal or that it will likely increase adoption.


Mayor Bloomberg has been a major EV advocate in NYC. In 2007, he set a goal to make 13,000 of NYC's taxi's hybrids by 2012 in a project called the "Taxi of Tomorrow." In 2011, Mayor Bloomberg and Nissan Americas Chairman Carlos Tavares announced that the Nissan NV200 had been selected as the "Taxi of Tomorrow."

By the end of 2011, it was announced that the city would receive six Nissan Leaf EV taxis in 2012.

In addition to his EV push, Mayor Bloomberg will also propose the banning of styrofoam and the increase of recycling by 30 percent by 2017 at today's State of the City address.

The proposals will have to be approved by City Council, which could take a couple of months.

Source: CBS New York



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Bloomberg The number one reason I wont go
By christojojo on 2/14/2013 4:01:46 PM , Rating: 4
to New York City. I don't like being told how to think, eat, drive, or park. These leaders really need to remember the thing called freedom. The freedom to make our own decisions no matter how stupid they think we are. Five says he gets re-elected.




RE: Bloomberg The number one reason I wont go
By Dorkyman on 2/14/2013 5:45:16 PM , Rating: 3
New Yorkers deserve him. But he's becoming almost as big a fool as Messiah.


RE: Bloomberg The number one reason I wont go
By Motoman on 2/14/2013 8:52:43 PM , Rating: 2
Democracy: a system by which the people receive a government no better than they deserve.


RE: Bloomberg The number one reason I wont go
By tng on 2/15/2013 10:15:59 PM , Rating: 2
Or they get exactly what they ask for... and suddenly those great ideas aren't so good when they have to live with them.


RE: Bloomberg The number one reason I wont go
By Reclaimer77 on 2/16/2013 12:26:48 PM , Rating: 1
That's okay because Liberals have a game plan for that. When things start to turn to pure shit because of their stupid ideology, just resort to the old standby: blaming the rich.

It sure worked for Obama. Think about it. A President with the absolute worst domestic track record in 80 years gets reelected. Riding the class warfare bandwagon like it's a donkey on crack.


RE: Bloomberg The number one reason I wont go
By tng on 2/16/2013 2:50:54 PM , Rating: 2
What I don't understand is that when the Bush Admin pushed for warrant less wiretaps, there was huge public backlash, yet the Obama Admin pushes through a law that will allow our military to arrest and indefinitely detain American Citizens here in the US without trial or legal defense and there is not one word in the press. You also see people here on this forum that will actively deny that it actually happened, even though a NY Federal Judge put a permanent order to have it struck as Unconstitutional and the ACLU calls it an atrocity for freedom.

To many people get caught up in the Left-vs-Right or Red-vs-Blue thing and aren't paying attention to the fact that there could come a time where you or your neighbor might just disappear for publicly disagreeing with some government decision.


By Reclaimer77 on 2/16/2013 6:27:06 PM , Rating: 3
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What I don't understand is that when the Bush Admin pushed for warrant less wiretaps, there was huge public backlash, yet the Obama Admin pushes through a law that will allow our military to arrest and indefinitely detain American Citizens here in the US without trial or legal defense and there is not one word in the press.


Well that's the definition of "Liberal media bias" isn't it. If the people don't KNOW what Obama is up to, and believe me they mostly don't, they can't be against it can they?


By StormyKnight on 2/15/2013 8:07:04 AM , Rating: 1
He's a socialist douchebag. He'll be remembered as such.


RE: Bloomberg The number one reason I wont go
By wordsworm on 2/15/2013 11:46:44 AM , Rating: 4
Avoid cities. They will all tell you what to do: They have lights (called traffic lights) that tell you when to go and when to stop. They don't like it when you park in the middle of the street and have special places alongside curbs with meters which require coins to be inserted, or else they tow your car away.

A good mother would tell you to eat your vegetables.


RE: Bloomberg The number one reason I wont go
By Moishe on 2/15/2013 1:33:36 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
A good mother would tell you to eat your vegetables.


Since when is Bloomberg or any mayor a city's mother? The idea that they can tax parking or making stopping light to direct traffic is far different than regulating styrofoam.

This kind of detailed micromanagement is absurd. This kind of garbage comes up when people in charge (elected and otherwise) fail to recognize and appreciate individual freedoms. If they recognized and appreciated individual freedom, they would make an effort to stop their infringement at a reasonable place.

In other words, they would say "this far is reasonable, but That far is not." Ideally in a Republic like ours, the people would determine just how far.

Unfortunately as others have stated, New Yorkers deserve what they vote for. One day, when Bloomberg is sending his goons around to wipe their butt for them, maybe they'll wake up and kick these upstarts to the curb where they belong.

As far as the rest of us... we are intelligent and independent enough to figure out how to eat, what to drink from, etc. The fools who wish to bring that prison mentality elsewhere need to back off.


By wordsworm on 2/19/2013 2:29:52 AM , Rating: 2
Cities have this problem... it's called pollution. It's a serious problem. It's not just bad for buildings and monuments, but also for everyone's health. What he's doing here is more important than anything else he's done. I didn't think much of the guy until I read this article. I guess politicians can't be evil all the time.


By Moishe on 2/15/2013 1:24:54 PM , Rating: 1
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Mayor Bloomberg will also propose the banning of styrofoam and the increase of recycling by 30 percent by 2017 at today's State of the City address.


You are not kidding.

With all the problems NYC has... he is going to micro-manage styrofoam? This is classic Nanny-state garbage.

Bloomberg is a fool. At best.


By Netscorer on 2/17/2013 7:52:56 PM , Rating: 2
When you live in metropolis the size of NYC, you obey the rules. The alternative is very expensive anarchy.
If mayor wants to cut down on air pollution by promoting EVs, it's not because he is a liberal dimwit. If he wants to reduce city health costs by cutting fat and sugar from fast food rations, it is not because he is closeted vegan. And if he wants to promote recycling by fighting back against styrofoam, it's not because he prefers Starbucks over Dunkin' Donuts.

If you want to drive your truck with gun rack attachment and chew cheap tobacco, there are plenty of states that would welcome your bronzed-faced redneck free soul.


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