New York and Chicago have similar political and ethical situations. A
requirement is developed to have an agency do that function or those functions.
Money gets appropriated and never gets to the agency that is supposed to do that
as money is needed more for social programs more than for a storm that will
never come.Since they didn't do what the law required, the
burroughs and cities didn't do their part for building permiting, emergency
preparedness and other types of processes that would have helped keep buildings
and developments out of problem areas.It will never happen, an
earthquake in that part of the country nor a hurricane type wind force with
water involvement. New York was fortunate to not have very many fatalities
caused by the storm but they need to remember that "If you are prepared
since 1978, you would have no need to fear."Government is made
for the safety and welfare of society. In this case, since Government
didn't comply with their rules, safety and welfare was definitely
lacking.Utah hasn't funded education as all their students will
graduate as has been the history in the past. Who's minding the store?