Thus, rather than trying to get New Yorkers a fair shake as they go about their daily lives, he would seek to make changes wholesale. In sum, he would routinely act as if he were an alternative policy maker in the nature of a super mayor or super legislature. Not only would this be unduly disruptive and decidedly anti-democratic, it would be well beyond what most of us thought we were getting when we opted for the creation of the office of Public Advocate.

It was bad enough when Mr. Siegel did this sort of thing when he worked for the civil liberties union. It would be insufferable if we all had to pay for it as well.

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We urge our readers to vote for Betsy Gotbaum for Public Advocate.

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