Public advocates have long been criticized by opponents for using the office as a platform to run for mayor, and Bill de Blasio is no exception. The latest example comes after Mr. de Blasio unveiled a lengthy policy book outlining his proposals last week. This time, critics zeroed in on the many photographs donning its pages.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration came out swinging against a new policy book released this morning by Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio—slamming it on everything from its name to its proposals.
The 69-page book, entitled “One New York, Rising Together,” lays out dozens of ideas it claims “will reverse New York City’s growing economic divide through progressive reforms and renewed investments in education, small businesses, and affordable housing.” They include a universal city ID card regardless of immigration status, an expansion of the city’s bus system and gunshot-sensing technology in high-crime neighborhoods.