A brand-new ride for a big wheel
What a waste of print and pixels. Joanie’s lost her way since her excellent piece last year accusing City Hall of spending too much of its time fighting billboards rather than crime. She spends this week’s piece dogging the mayor about … wait for it …
Municipal trucks. Forty-thousand-dollar municipal trucks used to cart senior officials around the city. Sure, they’re pricey. And, they’re hard on gas for our crunchy Whole-Foods-shopping mayor. And the trucks they’re replacing are less than three years old.
But, seriously? This is what the Ledger is paying its reporters for? This isn’t holding the mayor accountable: it’s being a pain in the ass. Somehow, I’ve got to believe that in a city of 300,000 people with a budget of $720 million, where a quarter of the population lives in poverty, there must be a more compelling story to tell than that of eight $40,000 trucks.
Or maybe this reporter has forgotten how to tell it.