Mayor Bill de Blasio & First Lady Chirlane McCray (photo: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office)
As Mayor Bill de Blasio, a first-term Democrat, seeks reelection this fall, a close examination of his record is essential. De Blasio came into power promising to address inequlality in a variety of forms, including income, educational, policing, racial, and opportunity inequities he identified during his 2013 campaign. In this year's election de Blasio is running in part on his record, which is headlined by the implementation of his campaign promise to provide universal pre-kindergarten for the city's four-year-olds. But, there is much more to the mayor's record than UPK, which has clearly been his biggest success.
In this series, Gotham Gazette, with election coverage partners City Limits and WNYC radio, examines de Blasio's record on a variety of important issues. While this is not completely exhaustive, it should be helpful to voters and others seeking to evaluate de Blasio this fall. With our partners, Gotham Gazette will release articles and audio pieces on the following aspects of de Blasio's record -- those already published are linked below.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 7.
- Ethics & Transparency: Mayor De Blasio's Record on Ethics and Transparency (Gotham Gazette, October 2017)
- Discussion on WNYC, with Ben Max of GG: De Blasio's Big Lesson: Transparency Matters
- Economy & Jobs: Mayor De Blasio's Record on Jobs and The Economy (Gotham Gazette, October 2017)
- Poverty & Inequality: Mayor De Blasio's Record on Poverty and Inequality (Gotham Gazette, November 2017)
- Budgeting & Fiscal Health: Mayor De Blasio's Record on Budgeting and Fiscal Health (Gotham Gazette, November 2017)
- NYCHA: Mayor De Blasio's Record on NYCHA (Gotham Gazette, November 2017)
- Environment: On the Environment, De Blasio Defied Expectations with Bold Goals, But Now Must Deliver (City Limits, November 2017)
- Policing: Bill de Blasio's Police Reform Record Has Achieved Much and Disappointed Many (City Limits, October 2017)
- Discussion on WNYC, with Jarrett Murphy of CL: A Rocky Blue Line Divides De Blasio and Police
- Housing: Bill de Blasio is Still in His First Term and We're Already Debating His Housing Legacy (City Limits, October 2017)
- Discussion on WNYC, with Jarrett Murphy of CL: Analyzing Housing After Four De Blasio Years
- Homelessness: De Blasio's Homelessness Struggle (WNYC, October 2017)
- Transit: De Blasio's 'Piecemeal' Transportation Agenda (Gotham Gazette, April 2017)
- Homelessness: Bill de Blasio's Big Homelessness Problem (Gotham Gazette/The Daily Beast, July 2017)
More to read/view/hear:
- A look at Mayor de Blasio's record on transportion (NY1)
- A look at Mayor de Blasio's record on policing (NY1)