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.
The first general election mayoral debate is unlikely to change the trajectory of the race. But it could map out the options facing the city when it comes to a number of key challenges.
We asked the Republican candidate for mayor for more detail on her approach to tackling the affordability crisis.
The mayor has done a lot. But his critics in the housing world say he is still falling short of what the city’s affordability crisis demands.
Maybe it sounds boring. But it ain’t simple, that’s for sure.
The mayor and residents engaged on a variety of topics, including NYCHA, youth issues and affordability.
The Real Affordability for All coalition released a report strongly critical of the mayor’s housing strategy, while councilmembers acknowledged improvements but pressed for more low-income units.
Though officials winners have not yet been declared in two races, it seems likely that discussions about the rezoning discussions will likely continue in whatever way they were going before.