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Policy Recommendations for Mayor Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of the City of New York on January 1, 2014. Throughout the 2013 election cycle, and since, advocacy groups and individual experts and advocates have been publishing recommendations addressed to the “next mayor” or “Mayor-elect de Blasio” or “Mayor de Blasio” on virtually every issue, from education to the environment, small business development to senior care, veteran affairs, transportation, policing, and more. Below is our surely incomplete compilation of those recommendations. Please be in touch with additions or corrections.


Our purpose in researching and publicizing this resource is multifaceted: we hope to illuminate these important recommendations (without endorsing), educate those looking to learn more, and provide it to the de Blasio administration and the rest of city government to refer to as desired. Again, be in touch with any comments: Talia Werber,


Along these same lines, here are links to our interactive mayoral candidate comparinators where users can investigate and compare issue stances and ideas from Republican primary, Democratic primary, and general election candidates for mayor.


Policy Recommendations to New York City’s New Mayor

(organized in alphabetical order by issue, with “Various” at the end)




Aging & Seniors




Child Welfare




Economic Development, Jobs, & Income Equality




Food & Hunger


Good Government








Public Safety, Policing






Transportation & Road Safety




Veterans Affairs


Women’s Rights and Opportunities







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