Frequently asked questions

Public Safety


As crime has risen over the last few months we must work together to stop violence on the streets. Our focus should be on working with one another in the community to stop crime before it happens, investing in programs that help young people find jobs and opportunities for growth. We must also work to foster better relationships between police officers and the communities that they protect and serve so that our communities are aligned in the goal of a safer and more prosperous city.




Support and Empower Small Businesses


Businesses across the city have been forced to close whether they are restaurants with limited occupancy or retail stores affected by more people making online purchases. We must help our small businesses stay open and continue to operate with small business loans that offer future forgiveness options and new policies like commercial rent control that will keep businesses in their current locations for years to come. Small businesses employ hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and are the lifeblood of our city, if we do not work to keep them open the results will be devastating to our city.




Education


Students of all ages have felt the impact of remote learning and lack of extracurricular activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We need to find safe ways to get students back into the classroom and invest in technology so that every child can access remote learning should the need to transition come again. Alongside the investment in technology, our city must reinvest in our school buildings, with crucial upgrades to facilities that will foster better learning environments for current and future generations. As we begin the recovery process it is also essential that mental health personnel are made available at schools for those who are struggling.