The City Council held a hearing yesterday on the snafu at the DEP over the agency's congenital stupidity in effectively processing the water bills for city homeowners and renters. For those of you too young to remember this incapacity is not something of recent vintage; the DEP has a proven track record of inefficiency with a broken record of promises to remedy this measfeasance over the years.

Yet, as we have pointed out, DEP has stalled the necessary start of a pilot program for the installation of commercial food waste disposers, claiming it would cost the city too much money. How could these people know, given their total lack of fiscal expertise?