Mike Bloomberg on Technology
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
Teamed with Gov. Rendell on "Building America's Future"
Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell in 2008 teamed up with California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg to form Building America's Future (BAF), a bipartisan coalition looking, in
Rendell's words, to "deliver a message to Washington that if America is going to have a future, an economically viable future, a quality-of-life future, a future that involves public safety, we have to begin the business of repairing infrastructure."
In a February 2010 speech at an economic conference, Rendell warned, "If we don't do something quickly, by the time 2030 rolls around, America will be a second-rate economic power." Telling the businessmen in the room that "nothing significant
will change until the businessmen step up and say, 'Guys, we're having the living daylights beaten out of us. If we don't do something quickly, we're sunk--we're a cooked goose.'"
Source: Third World America, by Arianna Huffington, p. 97
, Sep 2, 2010
Wireless network for better NYPD and NYFD communications
This year, we’ll be launching the New York City wireless network--which allows first responders to get more information, more quickly. Maps, mugshots, rap sheets. It will move us from slow dial-up to high-speed broadband with
100 times the capacity of the old analog system.
At the same time, we’ll expand its functions to serve all of City government--even the more mundane things that influence our quality of life.
Source: 2008 State of the City Address
, Jan 17, 2008
Investing in infrastructure critical to competitiveness
Investing in infrastructure is critical to a nation’s competitiveness. China is finishing what will be the world’s largest airport terminal in Beijing. It is building 20,000 km of railway lines and has already built the world’s fastest train,
which runs at a top speed of 267 mph. These are the kinds of investments we need more of in America if we are to keep pace with our international competition.
Source: Bloomberg article in Financial Times, “Resist Protectionism”
, Dec 11, 2007
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