The mayor and his Republican challenger are arguing over nomenclature and a relatively small number of crimes. The bigger issue is the way we’ve turned crime stats into a barometer on civic leadership.
A flyer containing incendiary charges is circulating in a Lower Manhattan district where there’s a tight Council race. Many of the charges appear overstated or include falsehoods, while the accuracy of others are subject to interpretation.
Such was the claim made by public advocate candidate JC Polanco at this week’s debate.
The answer is no: The program was created after his last term in council.
The short answer is yes.
The mayor says it is, and that’s a reason why he wants to fund transit improvements with a millionaire’s tax instead.
The mayor told a debate audience that most of his donations were from people who contributed $175 or less. Is that true?