Friday, August 24, 2007

Lew Fidler Laments Impending Loss of Parking Permit

by Aaron Naparstek on August 24, 2007 Streetblog

The Daily Politics' Liz Benjamin captured this little off-the-cuff gem in her interview yesterday with Brooklyn Council member Lew Fidler. Fidler, who called the 17-member congestion pricing commission "a sham," is emerging as one of City Council's most outspoken congestion pricing critics:

"I am not retiring, but I have not decided what I'm going to do," Fidler said. "I'm not running for mayor, comptroller, public advocate of borough president. There are lots of ways to serve in government, and they're not always elected positions...I enjoy being a councilman more than I could tell you. I wish I wasn't term-limited, but I'm not going to run for an office I'm not likely to win, trying to jam a square peg in a round hole, just to keep the parking permit."

Tell it like it is, Lewis!

4 CommentsLast comment by MF
nobodyAnd this guy calls himself an environmentalist? Looks like he could use some time out of the car.

Lose the permit, Lew.
August 24, 2007 at 9:03 am Link # 1 EricMaybe it's time for Lew to put together a resumé and try life in the private sector.
August 24, 2007 at 9:54 am Link # 2 Charles SiegelHe looks like a fairly round peg to me. As one of my High School teachers used to say: "How can someone so round be so square?"
August 24, 2007 at 3:05 pm Link # 3