Does the NYC Sanitation have Ticket Quotas?

An investigation by ABC7’s Jim Hoffer uncovers what is believed to be ticket quotas being enforced against enforcement officers in New York City’s Department of Sanitation, leading resident and business owners to complain about bogus tickets.

The investigation, conducted through ABC7’s On Your Side program, surrounds former sanitation employee Marc Conte, who joined the sanitation with the intention of being a “green cop”, only to be fired after he refused to write bogus summonses driven by what he called “money.”

The Rookie Enforcement Agent started secretly recording his supervisor during roll call.

“I’ve seen some of the numbers. I’m not happy with. It’s going to fall back on me – they expect double digits,” said the Supervising Lieutenant.

And by double digits, Conte says, his supervisor expected him and the other agents to write at least 10 tickets every shift.

Hoffer spoke with business owners who also complained, Igor Legosdaed, a juice store manager, had to pay a $100 fine for obstructing the sidewalk, even though their sign was up against the store, nowhere near where people walk.

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4 comments on “Does the NYC Sanitation have Ticket Quotas?”

  1. this outrageous system has been in place for a long time. everyone knows the city is trying to generate revenue by using the cops, brownies and the sanitation guys. It became worse under Bloomberg and Blasio (both are Libs). They have many ‘programs’ that they want to use as bribes for their voters so they use these departments to steal from working people and bribe their constituents.
    Trump should clean up NYC.

  2. Old Story should take a class in Civics 1.1 Trump, as the President of the United States cannot clean-up NYC. It is only the people who live here who an clean up the city, by voting for the right candidates, .

  3. I know a manager at Sanitation. He told me there is a quota of two tickets per day per agent.

  4. We just got a ticket because our trash cans were not covered despite the fact that every house on the block has never had them covered.

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