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Petition to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Andrew M. Cuomo, EZ Pass New York, Bill de Blasio, Richard A. Gerentine, New York State Senate

I want EZ Pass to waive their administrative fees to EZ Pass account holders !

Every single day EZ Pass is taking advantage of customers, either their machines at bridges, thruways and tunnels are not properly reading the device tags on customers cars or there are numerous fees of $50.00 for a toll that can be as low as $1.25 up to $17.00 and instead of resolving the issue with EZ Pass, they will send your violations into collections where you are forced to pay with your hard earned money or else non payment can result into suspension of your vehicle registration, which you need active to get to work and make a living. I traveled across the Outerbridge Crossing and my device was not read while crossing the toll lane; however, I had money in my EZ Pass account. They sent me a toll violation in the mail which I never received due to change of address but it was too late and the violation went into collections where they are forcing me to pay a $50 fee. I know some of you may say $50 is not a lot of money; however, it's the same money I need to replenish my account and with our economy, money isn't easy to make and I work hard for my money. The people in collections say they have no way of waiving the fee; however, that is a complete lie and these collection agencies and EZ Pass New York are taking advantage of people with these cash less toll lanes and hitting people with over thousands of dollars in toll fees which they won't waive which is unfair especially if your an EZ Pass account holder. This needs to stop and I need your help spreading awareness. How are customers held liable for scanners at the bridges, tunnels and thru-ways not properly reading customers vehicle tags? How are customers supposed to travel and get to work with a suspended registration because these EZ pass toll's are such a high amount to pay and it is not affordable to many people across the state? If you look at other states other states charge way less for tolls. I understand that New York City is a metropolitan area and a very busy and expensive area; however, there has to be a fair system where you can pay your toll's and avoid fees or have your fees waived if you are an EZ Pass account holder. I have one friend who is being charged over $15,000 of tolls and only $3,000 of that amount is the actual toll amount and the rest is all fees! I need help spreading this message. it is completely unfair for us hard-working New Yorkers that work eight hours a day or more trying to survive and taking care of our families being forced to pay these high toll amounts which is something that we are adjusted to and used to doing but with these fees on top of that how are we supposed to get to work and how are we supposed to pay our bills when most of our money is going to EZ Pass ??

2,240 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Attorney General Bureau of Charities, Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General

Shut Down Woman Who Admits to Killing Healthy Cats in NY

1789 CATS KILLED BETWEEN 2011-2015; PROJECT CAT'S GAIL MIHOCKO ADMITS TO KILLING HEALTHY CATS Gail Mihocko runs Project Cat in Highfalls, New York. She has admitted on camera to the Daily Freeman, that she euthanizes healthy cats. We call upon the necessary authorities to confirm the unnecessary killing of 1,789 cats between 2011-2015, and unknown number of cats between 2015-2017. Gail Mihocki admits to killing healthy cats for reasons such as: Cats shouldn't be allowed to roam if dogs aren't allowed to roam. Cats kill birds and reptiles and this shouldn't be allowed. There's nowhere to put the cats. Project Cat has a Facebook page which shows happy families adopting pets. However, as Mihocko receives donations from the public, she is trapping cats to kill them. As Mihocko collects money from concerned animal lovers, more and more cats are being killed. Mihocko was interviewed by the Daily Freeman publication and admits on camera  to trapping and killing healthy cats, citing her opinions as to why cats should be killed.   Mihocko is a Certified Euthanasia Technician. She refers to the euthanasia as "a tool" to reduce cat population. Euthanasia is defined as "the practice of intentionally ending a life in order to relieve pain and suffering." Killing healthy cats is not an act of euthanasia. It is an illegal act of torturous cruelty which should be punished at the fullest extent of the law.  We as concerned citizens hereby request the immediate revocation of the entity known as "Project Cats, Inc.", a New York State 501 c-3 organization; and we request criminal law enforcement action be taken against Gail Mihocko, for violation of  New York's ARTICLE 26 of the Agriculture and Markets Law relating to CRUELTY TO ANIMALS; Section 374:  § 374. Humane destruction or other disposition of animals lost, strayed, homeless, abandoned or improperly confined or kept. 1. Any agent or officer of any duly incorporated humane society, a duly incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, any dog control officer, or any police officer, may lawfully cause to be humanely destroyed (by means provided for in paragraph a of subdivision three of this section) any animal found abandoned and not properly cared for, or any lost, strayed, homeless or unwanted animal, if upon examination a licensed veterinarian shall certify in writing, or if two reputable citizens called upon by such agent, officer or police officer to view the same in his or her presence find that the animal is so maimed, diseased, disabled, or infirm so as to be unfit for any useful purpose and that humane euthanasia is warranted; or after such agent, officer or police officer has obtained in writing from the owner of such animal his or her consent to such destruction." Gail Mihocki and Project Cat must be stopped from not only taking the lives of healthy cats, but she must also be punished for illegal acts of animal cruelty and killings. Residents local to the area of Project Cat in Ulster County, New York must also be on full alert should their animals go missing.   

J Smith
14,739 supporters