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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

(An open letter to Mayor de Blasio)

I am writing you on behalf our Public Advocate, Letitia James, with the need so severe for those who need help in our city, there is no doubt that her budget needs to be increased. It is utterly impossible for her to provide the kind of service needed in all five boroughs. She should really have a deputy in an office in each of the five boroughs of our great city.

Think back to when you were our public advocate. I am sure with all that you accomplished more could have been done had you had more resources and staff. With Tish looking at school co-location and breakfast for all students, her help to you on universal pre-K certainly gave some impetus that help to bring it about.

Mr. Mayor, please leave the horses alone and spend that energy in getting the budget for our public advocate increased so that she can become more effective in providing much-needed services to the people of the city that you love and she loves, as do we.

A written response to this meager request would be greatly appreciated. Continue your good work that you have started and don’t let the “horses” pull you in the wrong direction.

Bishop Charles L. Norris Sr.
Pastor Emeritus, Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church
Jamaica

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