YONKERS, NY — December 19, 2020 — Some Yonkersites advise that even after 3 days when they look out their window it seems the snow has only fallen within the past 24-hours. Not just the author’s street, but the entire area.
The suggestion is that the City of Yonkers (CoY) send an email blast to homeowners to rate the performance of the snow removal effort. Not only for this most recent snow storm, but for every such occurrence. And every so many months an email blast to rate garbage pick up, and yes, even CoY’s government response to other issues of concern.
The author’s experience is buttressed by over 30 years of plowing and working for Yonkers. He emphasises that he took pride in his job and put the taxpayers first. “No matter what storm I did, my phase 1 and 2, I held myself accountable, I believed in old school.”
For too long now there is no accountability because the job is controlled by workers who are connected to the “family and friends” network of politicians and union leaders.
“Taxpayers pick up 100 percent of the bill, yet with no say! It’s sad.”
With any union or government job you need accountability; it’s the foundation of making things better. The old saying, “you screw up and move up” represents Yonkers all too well.
“It’s about time the attitude of you can’t touch me because of my political or union connections is crushed. Priorities must focus on serving the taxpayers who pay your salary.”
“I’m a union man, more than, or just as much as any union leader or worker.”
Yonkersites know that without accountability the union itself becomes weaker. It’s not too late to make the necessary corrections now.
HEZI’s NOTE: The author is known to the editor and his demeanor has remained honest, balanced, and true for some twenty years of my knowing him.