of Bloomberg's moves to help developers ignore, violate or avoid the law, starting with
1) the stealth development rule that allows illegal developments (details here),
2) curtailing public review of private developments (more here),
3) planning a charter revision that will allow developers to bypass community boards, eliminate the borough presidents and the public advocate and generally downsize government (article here -- this one he seems to be keeping on the back burner until he gets re-elected),
4) failure to collect fines for Department of Building and Environmental Control Board violations.
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Susannah B. Troy and Phil De Paulo both point out that illegal developments have been the cause of several Fire Department fatalities. The city doesn't even review all architectural plans anymore. It's collusion between development and government. And who is government supposed to serve?
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