Should Mayor seek resignation of Aide with unpaid parking tickets?
The shock and awe of it! There is s member of the NYC driving public with unpaid parking tickets. And, some of the unpaid parking tickets are in judgment:
[Tweet “If $875.61 in unpaid parking tickets is news, who amongst us wouldn’t be a celebrity?”]
Noerdlinger owes $875.61 on nine parking tickets her Mercedes-Benz got in the past year in The Bronx and Manhattan. All except one of the summonses were issued since she was appointed chief of staff to de Blasio’s wife, city Finance Department records show”
The sins of the boyfriend…
There have been a bazillion articles written recently about Noerdlinger’s live-in boyfriend, who is reported to have an extensive criminal record:
DNAinfo New York first reported that McFarlan has a long rap sheet, serving time in prison for manslaughter and drug trafficking, and has ranted on Facebook about police officers.
In 2011 he was arrested for pot possession after driving on the wrong side of the road in Noerdlinger’s car with her in the front passenger seat and an unidentified minor in the back seat.
The arrest report noted that the car reeked of pot smoke. Noerdlinger was issued a summons for allowing McFarlan — who at the time had no driver’s license — to drive her car.
Noerdlinger’s car trouble doesn’t end with the tickets or allowing McFarlan behind the wheel.
In September 2013, she caused between $2,500 to $3,000 in damage when she ripped the hose and front display off an Edgewater gas station pump when she drove away in her Mercedes with the nozzle still in her car, police records show.
The comments are worth the price of admission
Oftentimes, the comments to a newspaper article or blog post can be more enlightening than the article or blog post.
You’ve got to read the tread of comments to the DNAInfo article...They will amaze you. Here’s a small sampling…
In my humble opinion, unpaid parking tickets alone should not disqualify a person from serving the Mayor. Are unpaid parking tickets news? Maybe the $16M owed by UN diplomats is news, but not $875.61 owed by a public servant. Especially when she has entered into a payment program.
However, the bigger issue involves the background of her live-in boyfriend. Does her choice of roommates reveal character flaws that deBlasio should give her a red card?
What do you think?[Larry’s note: Other media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, refer to Noerdlinger as his wife’s Aide. Thanks to Robert for the heads-up]. [“Officially her position doesn’t exist, so technically she works for the mayor. I can’t think of another mayors wife who had a staff”…A special thank you to Geoff for clarifying the heads-up].
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