NYC Budget and Seinfeld "I don't think that you do"


Remember the Seinfeld episode about renting a car.

See the similarity between a company taking but not holding reservations and our city council creating many commissions but not holding the obligation of the commission.  A report based on the people's will.

Jerry: But the reservation keeps the car here. That's why you have the

reservation.

Agent: I know why we have reservations.

Jerry: I don't think you do. If you did, I'd have a car. See, you know how to
take the reservation, you just don't know how to *hold* the reservation and
that's really the most important part of the reservation, the holding. Anybody
can just take them.

This is exactly what we can say about the budget hearings and the commissions that are created.

We created a property tax advisory commission to take the public thoughts and organize them.  Instead we get a commission for "pomp and circumstance"

City Council:   I know why we have commissions.

Jerry: I don't think you do. If you did, I'd have a report. See, you know how to
make the commission, you just don't know how to *hold* the commission obligation and
that's really the most important part of the obligation, the holding. Anybody
can just make them.


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