On the second-to-last day before he’s sworn into office, Bill de Blasio still won’t answer many questions about his new administration, including who will run the city’s emergency services come January 1.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Brooklyn, the mayor-elect wouldn’t even say where he’s going to be at midnight tomorrow when he officially become mayor.
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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio today rolled out a new campaign tasked with turning his central promise–raising taxes on the wealthy to fund universal pre-K and afterschool programs–into reality.
“I believe than an absolute necessarily step forward for this city is to achieve the tax on the wealthiest New Yorkers so we can have full day pre-K for every child and after school for every middle school child. And we will proceed vigorously to get that done in Albany,” Mr. de Blasio told reporters at the Friends of Crown Heights Educational Center in Brooklyn.
Nearly three weeks after his election, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has yet to decide who will run the city’s public schools.
Asked for a status update today during a rare public appearance, Mr. de Blasio offered reporters eager for any tidbits about his transition efforts few hints.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced that 60 prominent backers will join his transition team to select the city’s next mayoral administration.
Among the names on the list are Sex an the City star Cynthia Nixon, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes, and longtime de Blasio confidante Bertha Lewis, who once led the social justice group ACORN.
Bill de Blasio has long said that he would make up his mind about whether to move to Gracie Mansion after the election, but he says he still hasn’t decided yet.
The mayor-elect told reporters today that, while the people had spoken, his family had yet to weigh in.