Posted by Leonard Steinberg on March 24th, 2014

Mayor De Blasio is experiencing a rocky start in his role as Mayor of New York City. His early focus on terminating charter schools and horse carriages and raising taxes for Pre-K schooling has resulted in angry citizens on both the left and the right. Here is an idea to bring everyone together:

This morining I looked out of my apartment window and  counted about 50 City-fueled electrical lights shining brightly… full daylight. It is very possible that there are many thousands of these lights operating throughout New York when there is no need for them, wasting electricity (bad for environmentally conscious left-leaning voters) and spending tax dollars wastefully (bad for more conservative leaning voters). This highlights a huge opportunity for our Mayor to roll up his sleeves and get to work on attacking the many inefficiencies and waste of our City government…..I bet lights are just the tip of the iceberg. 

Surely there is no New Yorker on the left or the right who would criticize the mayor for cutting waste? In fact, he could emerge a hero for doing so. Some bi-partisan appeal could be very helpful if Mayor De Blasio has any hopes of getting re-elected.