With the advent of the "Crash tax", proposed teacher layoffs and general cutbacks, YFP finds a little known city agency that appears to fall under the radar. The mission of SCOUT is to patrol the streets of New York and report graffiti, potholes and general quality of life issues. We raise the question.
Why does the city need a mobile unit when Mayor Bloombito prides himself on the efficiency of the 311 system call in unit. This redundant excess calls for an investigation. Where was the team in the recent blitz of snow storms?
Where is this team in areas where potholes resemble craters? Where is this team in neighborhoods that have graffiti older than the Mona Lisa? Perhaps the SCOUT unit should be SCOOTED.