He continues his commentary: "You don't need to be an urban planner or a weather expert to understand the consequences of this. Of course the outer areas areas are a mess. But once again, as in the case of Hurricane Katrina, you have state and local officials who don't appear to know the true meaning of disaster preparation/readiness. This sort of event was flagged years ago, but we were caught flat footed. Gimme a break with these pointless distinctions and lectures on urban planning and infrastructure."
Michael Justice, another New York City resident and libertarian-conservative, sees a campaign issue: "No one campaigns on infrastructure because it isn't sexy -- you can't see drainage systems and pumps. But it's what we need to continue to see New York as the greatest city on earth. Watch next year's Mayoral Candidates screw the pooch on this."