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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The Impunity of Bhairavi Desai. She's joined the club of people like David Yassky who can just kick taxi drivers around and rip us off. We'll see if that stands.
Yeah, so the Taxi and Limousine Commission takes six cents a trip from every yellowcab driver for a benefit fund run by Bhairavi Desai. Meager and in fact ridiculous benefits were scheduled to kick in on or around November 18, 2013. They have not. The money, estimated a ta total of from ten to fifteen million dollars a year, continues to be taken involuntarily from around 30,000 taxi drivers who earn around $14.00 an hour on average. Many of these drivers are confident that they indeed have Obama Care from this take out. They are in for rude surprises. Ms. Desai declines to explain any of this.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission refuses to explain any of this, telling the press in fact that the taxi drivers have the greatest benefits in their history, which even if these benefits ever materialize will be a lie.
Taxi drivers had full coverage when they were employees of the fleets with a union contract, something which does not exist today in spite of media repeating the big lie that Desai heads "the taxi driver union."
And so, just to find out where my money is, I am forced to file a Freedom Of Information Request under the gaze of Mayor Bill "Transparency" de Blasio. What a crock he has turned out to be!
TLCmail2, TLCmail (TLC)
2:03 AM (12 hours ago)
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) hereby acknowledges receipt of your freedom of information law (FOIL) request. It is being reviewed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) and you will be either notified or will receive such records if available.
Please be advised that there is a $.25 copying fee per page for any request exceeding four (4) pages.Please do not send any payment at this present time; the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) will bill you accordingly if the records you have requested exceed four (4) pages.
I request all email between the Commission chair David Yassky ( and any person working on his behalf and Bhairavi Desai and all officers,attorneys and any other representative o f the New York Taxi Workers Alliance.(NYTWA) during the years 2013 and 2014.
I want to know whether David Yassky has resigned az a Commissioned and if so when he resigned.
I want to know when David Yassky resigned as Chairman of the Commission.
I want to have all notes and records that the Commission has regarding meetings between Bhairvi Desai and Deputy .Mayor Stephen Goldsmith and Bhairavi Desai regarding the driver health project, a proposed taxi fare increase livery cars, borough taxis and the Taxi of Tomorrow.
I want to know who is responsible for providing health benefits for taxi drivers.
The medallion drivers have been taxed six cents per ride since October First, 2013 to support and pay for a benefig plAn. Who has this money and how much money iz it?
What evidence is available of benefits that have been provided.
Maimonides Medical Center is providing free heart check ups to the general public this month. In what way is this service related to the entity the Commission selected to provide health services to taxi drivers. Who is the auditor of this entity. RFP PIN: 156 3P10080
A pre- proposal meeting was scheduled for Weds. March 13,2013. I want all available records of that meeting.
What entities responded to the proposal? i want to know how the winner was selected.
I so want to know who has charge of the money collected involuntarily from me, how much it is and on what it has been spent
I want this information because I blog about these issues and intend to sue the Commission.