Time For A Change

It’s a new year, with new elected officials taking over, but government voicemails and letterhead say otherwise.

According to the message when QConf called State Sen. Jose Peralta’s office late last week for comment on a story, his staff is currently away on holiday break.

Over in Flushing, Community Board 7 sent out its agenda for its Jan. 13 meeting, which proudly proclaimed Helen Marshall as Borough President and Barry Grodenchik as Deputy Borough President. We hope they won’t be too surprised if they call Borough Hall and instead get Melinda Katz and Leroy Comrie.

To top it all off, a call in to City Hall more than a week after Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the City’s 109th Mayor discovered former Mayor Mike Bloomberg welcoming the caller to City Hall. We know that de Blasio said he would be a Mayor that represents the outer boroughs, but maybe he should spend some time recording a new greeting.

Maybe everyone is just waiting for the annual Blue Book – The Official Guide to Queens (set to be released Jan. 30) to come out before they make any changes.