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State Sen. Tony Avella wants Mayor Bloomberg to take him – and tree pruning – a little more seriously.
The longtime Bloomberg critic yesterday wrote a scathing letter to Hizzoner after the mayor coyly dismissed Avella's assertion that the city is taking years to prune trees and remove stumps that pose a hazard, according to the New York Daily News.
"I find it extremely disturbing that you would resort to political rhetoric in an attempt to dismiss an issue that is plaguing thousands of taxpaying home/property owners throughout the City," Avella writes.
The mayor's "obnoxious remarks" that sparked Avella's anger came at a Q&A during an unrelated event Monday: "We could cut all of the services and devote 100% of our resources to tree pruning - I'm not sure that that's the smartest thing to do," he said.
Full text of the letter below...