love him or hate himmost people i know have a somewhat complicated opinion of bloomberg, our current mayor. i'm one of those. he managed to balance a post 9/11 budget without making it painful enough for residents to really notice. he banned smoking in bars. he doubled the fine on parking tickets. he obliterates entire neighborhoods for development (admittedly, a little hard to pin only on the mayor when the entire city council just fucking rolled over).
but then he goes and commits the city to meeting the requirements of the kyoto protocol: a reduction in heat-trapping gas emissions to levels 7 percent below those of 1990, by 2012 - along with 131 other mayors across the u.s.