While Mayor de Blasio has achieved success, faced opposition and registered failures on many issues during his first term, none played so large a role in his becoming mayor—or posed greater political risks through his tenure so far—as criminal justice.
Through human tragedy and political crisis, the mayor has delivered on specific reform promises and kept crime low. But he has fallen short of the sweeping change advocates hoped he would engineer.
‘At some point a mayoral administration that is in earnest about carrying out its agenda has to resolve that it won’t pander to any given neighborhood’s more sinister instincts.’
Plus a new anti-gun strategy.
The Council meetings will cover everything from conflicts of interest to Sandy recovery.
It reached its high-water mark in 1994.