Today, the mayor's office gave out hard copies of the city's controversial 9-1-1 report to reporters that asked for it.
|Snapshot of the cover of the 133-page 9-1-1 Report, which was given out today only in hard copy form.|
The Voice stopped by City Hall late this afternoon to grab a copy of the 133-page consultant's report that examined the city's emergency response system. It has been a topic of much debate recently, with elected officials increasingly pressuring the mayor to release the report (which the city commissioned). Bloomberg has repeatedly refused, saying he would only release it when there was a final version.
The story first blew up when the New York Post reported in the beginning of April that the mayor was apparently waging an "all-out battle" to suppress the allegedly scathing report that said the city's emergency-dispatch system has deep flaws. Since then, a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice has ordered Bloomberg to hand over the report, arguing that City Hall can't keep it from taxpayers who paid for it. More »