Our Government

New York has tremendous resources —

But it often wastes them on programs that do not deliver the desired result or spends them in ways that do not help the New Yorkers who need them the most.

It is time to start governing with a plan for:

  • Efficiency
  • Effectiveness and
  • Equality
"I will make our City government more efficient, effective, and equal."

New York City’s government often seems to lurch from crisis to crisis, the latest being COVID-19. The pandemic has exposed the City’s chronic mismanagement in stark detail and, unsurprisingly, Black and Brown communities bear the brunt of it.

I know because I lived it.

As one of six children with a single mother who struggled to make ends meet, I have committed my life to making the City work better for those who need it the most.

Inefficiency and inequality intertwine – and lead to injustice. How? New York has tremendous resources, but often wastes them on programs that do not deliver the desired results or spends them in ways that do not help the New Yorkers who need services the most. I will make our City government more efficient, effective, and equal.

A More Efficient City

In crisis, the City always deals with the immediate problem and never the cause. Structural changes and smart management are necessary to create efficiency and reduce inequality across the board. In brief, I will do that by:

  • Closing the budget gap without affecting public services.
  • Instituting real-time governing.
  • Finding and eliminating the waste.

A More Effective City

City agencies each keep their own records and data, with little productive interaction. Far too many New Yorkers fall through the cracks and it is largely up to government to find ways to help them.

My plan includes using technology to make government more effective by tailoring New Yorkers’ interaction with the City down to the person.

That includes:

  • Building one digital platform – MyCity – for New Yorkers to access all City services.
  • Creating a Recovery Score to track our progress with analytics.
  • Coordinating a real-time service delivery system under my First Deputy Mayor.

A More Equal City

Historical injustices have held back Black, Brown, and low-income communities in this city for generations, and COVID-19 preyed on the failed policies of the past in devastating ways. It is time to heal the physical and financial health of these long-ignored New Yorkers, creating a city where everyone can compete, succeed, and play an equal part in our future.

That includes:

  • Connecting the poor to desperately needed services in low-income neighborhoods.
  • Using our leverage as a client and our spending to create a fairer economy.
  • Allowing tax-paying legal immigrants to vote in municipal elections.

"There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in."

– Archbishop Desmond Tutu

I believe that Change Is Coming, and this is our moment to step onto this stage and be fully prepared for the journey ahead.

-Eric Adams,
The People's Candidate

"There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in."

– Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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