New York City is facing a once-in-a-century public health crisis, and the greatest fiscal challenge since the 1970s. The economic recovery after the 2008 recession was a jobless recovery that benefitted the wealthy – and judging by the recent stock market recovery, we are on track for a repeat. With proper leadership, New York City can emerge from these crises in a way that benefits everyone, including the jobless, people of color, and our small businesses.
I am running for New York City Comptroller to draw upon my experience, judgment and expertise to provide the leadership our city needs to ensure our recovery is inclusive and makes all New Yorkers better than they were before. As the people’s fiscal steward, I will also use the powers of the office to address the issues that have afflicted New Yorkers for decades, including unemployment, public safety, affordable housing, and quality of life.