Even New York City's Council noted the disconnect between cameras and crime when considering a "local law . . . requiring that commercial shopping establishments . . . install, maintain and operate surveillance cameras in order to deter crime." Chilling Objective Meanwhile, the Partnership has a chilling objective that may explain the elite fascination with mass transit-for other people: the Partners seek to "allow business leaders to work more directly with government and other civic groups to address broader social and economic problems in a 'hands on' way."