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Issues

Christine Quinn

Bill De Blasio

Anthony Weiner

Jobs and Economy

General
Economic
Development

Balance investment into sustaining


knowledge economy and support
entrepreneurs, esp. in outer
boroughs
Strategic neighborhood economic Shoring up the middle class with
development. Eg. Clean tech Bronx small neighborhood business.
Double the citys exports by 2020, Targeted pension fund investing.
by creating NYCs regional export
Sectoral strategies to diversify
council.
economic base.
Affordable Housing.
Affordable Housing

Work Force
Training

Middle class jobs.


Match Career and Technical
Education with growing industries.
CUNY programs for STEM training.
Expand CTE partnerships.
All poor-performing CTE schools
are matched with successful CTE
schools in their eld.
Training, Apprentice-ship and Job
Reinvented workforce development Placement Programs for less-skilled
system.
workers.
InsourcingPartner with CUNY with
Economic Trends based.
Integrate Green Skills into
industry/education initiative to create
Increased accountability.
workforce
a call center workforce.

Small Business

New pool of money for small


businesses.
For every $2
million the city puts up, she
guarantees as much as $5 million in
small business lending.
NYC Business Link, to provide a
single point of contact for small
business
owners.

Manufacturing
Industry

2000 new jobs in Sunset Park

Public Safety based rational


approach to violations for Small
Businesses.
Targeted revolving loan funding.
Use money from corporate tax
breaks to fund training for industrial
work force.
Manufacturing 2.0 will build on
existing programs to preserve the
Industrial Business Zones
Stop illegal conversions of
industrial areas.
Targeted revolving loan funding.

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Lower tax burden for outer


boroughs.
Progressive Tax reform
Adjust tax brackets for inflation.

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New Business

Attract and aid multinationals. Eg.


Visas
Aid entrepreneurs. Eg available
space
Special economic development
team.
Food markets across the city. Eg.
South St Seaport (Her focus is on
tourists and residents alike)

Support social entrepreneurship.


Redesign contract process.
Recruit bids from local businesses
and give them a second chance to
match winning bids by non-local
competitors.
Expand contract options for women
and minority owners.
Publish all City contracts.

City Contracts

Change the law allowing for local


preference in contracts. Especially
for Woman and Minority owned
businesses.

City Government

Create the Office of Innovation and


appoint Chief Innovation Officer.
Private sector consultants to lead Use money from corporate tax
and staff offices.
breaks to fund training for city work
Partner with Tech companies.
force.

Middle class jobs.


Outer boroughs.
STEM jobs, no bachelors degree
req
Nursing jobs
Compete against region job
Strengthen work standards.
relocations.
Support Immigrant Businesses with
outreach, technical assistance and
entrepreneurs.

Jobs and Workers


Immigrant
Businesses

Reform/repeal corporate tax


breaks. eg. Industrial and
Commercial Abatement Program
Strengthen work standards.
Rase wages to drive up economic
development.
Local control of minimum wage.
Expand coverage of sick leave.

Big Business

Wages
Budget

Technology

Tech Jobs

Incentivize more investment in


biotech and medtech startups.
Create a tech company concierge Reform education and job skills
to encourage new tech job creation. partnerships in tech fields.

Tech Hub

Continue to develop a Brooklyn


Tech Triangle
Develop transit and re-fit property.

City Government

New franchise agreements to wire


more city infrastructure and create
greater oversight and accountability.
Partner Tech Companies with New Shot Spotter technology, integrated
Office of Innovation for optimization audio and video gun sensors, for
of City Government.
the 15 highest crime
Launch mycityhall. (upgrade of
neighborhoods.
nyc.gov where all bills can be paid Increase the number of Argus
in the same place)
cameras, particularly in high-crime Digitize the City Budget.
areas in the outer boroughs.
Publish all City contracts.

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Create shopnyc.com for digital


local shopping.
Bring Call Center jobs to NYC.

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Infrastructure

Make NYC the Most Wired City in


the U.S. By 2018

Universal, affordable fiber highspeed internet in 5 years.


Invest in green tech, including
renewable energy and retrofitting
buildings.
Reform e-waste standards.
Gate-less tolling.
Smart Grid and Smart Meter
deployment.

Cell service on every subway


platform.

Match Career and Technical


Education with growing industries.
CUNY programs for STEM training.
Expand CTE partnerships.
All poor-performing CTE schools
are matched with successful CTE
Kindle in every backpack. Replace
schools in their eld.
outdated text books.

Tech Education

Education

School Closings

Red alert system with early


indicators of absentee and
graduation rates

Universal, full-day Pre-K


After-school programs for all
middle school students
Every Student at grade level by 3rd
grade
Improve Special Ed
Focus on college and career
readiness.
Reduce class size
Strengthen oversight and support
Mandatory free breakfast
Increase Art Ed
Expand the Community School
Model in high poverty
neighborhoods.
Early warning system
Strategic staffing for struggling
schools
War Room approach

Parents

Create online Parent University


where families can go to learn about
nutrition, study skills, and brush up
on different class subjects.
Online tool for school choice
system
better engage Community
Education Councils and the
Chancellors Parent Advisory
Committee

Work closer with parents at schools


and DOE.
Ensure District Superintendent
offices have info on admissions and
special ed.
Stream PTA and Community
Education Council meetings online.
Promote flexible schedule for
parent-teacher meetings.
Eliminate paid parent coordinators

Teacher mentoring program


Allow teachers to use online text
books to tailor lessons.

Pay more for experienced teacher


taking tough assignments
Master Teachers Academy with
teaching and mentoring
Explore Denver model of teacher
contracts with the option to trade
Grow your own teacher training
defined future benefits to higher pay
Residency programs
today (aimed at a more transient
Career Paths to retain top teachers workforce)
such as lead teachers and Master Gotham Corps, volunteers of the
Teachers
Americorps and peace corps model

School
Community
School Model

Teacher
Education and
Careers

Create DM for Education and


Children
Knowledge sharing of best
practices from most effective
schools
Improve student performance by
extending the school day.
Every student reading at grade
level
Focus on Tech Ed.
Expand Community School Model
city wide.

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Open empty schools after hours for


community use. Free for community
meetings, fees for others (including
religious institutions)

Preserve closing Catholic Schools

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Standardized
Tests

Bullying/Safety

Reduce amount of time students


spend preparing for and taking
standardized tests.

Continue work on anti-bullying

End single test admissions at all


schools
End letter grades of schools

Use federal standards instead local


for testing comparisons

Graduated Response Protocol


School Safety Agents

Streamline process to remove


troublesome kids from classroom.
Help private schools get security
grants

Public Safety

Police

Expand counterterrorism training to


additional city agencies (Sanitation
and transit workers add to
surveillance)
Eradicate hate crimes
*Increase Police by 1.600
Improve oversight with Inspector
General
Improve NYPD community
relations
Equip more officers with mobile
devises.

Safety Tech

1,000 mobile security cameras


Adapt and adopt gunshot sensing
tech
Create public safety apps

Inspector General
New Leadership at 1PP
Reduce arrests for Marijuana
violations
Expand camera use in all 5
boroughs
Create network of private cameras
for use in crime solving
Shot Spotter audio and visual
gunshot sensors

Justice and
Incarceration

Increase efforts to keep youth out


of prison
Create separate system within the
courts focused on adolescents
Increase funding to Alternative to
Incarceration Programs

Expand Community Justice


Centers
Expand Alternatives to
Incarceration
Ease path to employment for the
formerly incarcerated

General Safety

Stop and Frisk reform


Racial Profiling bill

Housing

Affordable
Housing

40,000 new middle-income,


affordable units over 10 years
ensure that affordable housing
stays permanently affordable
Incentivize owners to convert
existing units into affordable middleincome housing

Development

Build LGBT senior housing


community.

Unlock vacant properties


expand pro bono legals support to
tenants
Bring rent control to NYC
Bring basements and granny flats
into the system

Rentals

Landlords

Homeless

Build for Middle Class


Continue to use pension funds
Enforce standards for affordability
Help small landlords maintain
affordable housing

Hold bad landlords accountable


Rental assistance for homeless
families
Protect tenants living in buildings in
danger of foreclosure
Guarantee access to shelters for
youth

Use PACT Act to stop cigarette


smuggling.

Expand COPs program, federal


dollars for local officers

Expand DNA testing


Track Sex Offenders with GPS

Make all tax supported housing 6020-20


Move affordable builders to the
front of the bureaucratic line
Performance Contracting at
NYCHA
Build Section 202 housing on
hospital parking lots
Leverage Air Rights over City
property
Turn brown fields into opportunities

Stop practice of hidden tax


increases in water bills
Help small landlords maintain
affordable housing
worst landlords list

Guarantee access to shelters for


families
New housing support program for
families

Disaster/Climate Change/Infrastructure
Recovery

Rebuild and upgrade to address


Focus on preparedness and
future challenges of climate change resilience

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Subsidize flood insurance


premiums to help stabilize the
markets.

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Infrastructure

Better prepare coned and other


utils for floods
Bury remaining above-ground
power lines
Prevent loss of cell phone
coverage in an emergency
Accelerate investment in sewer
system

Environment/Parks/Waste

Sustainability

Waste and
Recycling

Promote Green building


Reduce toxic emissions
Promote energy efficiency
End gov use of styrofoam
Expand PlaNYC
Commit to renewable energy
Retrofit and Green NYC builidings
Restore waterways
Green skills in workforce
Rebuild and upgrade to address
development
future challenges of climate change Transit oriented development
Reduce negative impacts of ewaste
Better waste mgmt and recycling in
schools
Set goal of zero waste in NYC
Expand municipal composting
citywide

End prohibition on hybrid cabs


End training of police and
sanitation driving in our national
parks
Restore and protect our beaches
Conquer congestion (without
congestion pricing)

Transportation

Transit

Ensure that no commuter will travel


more than 1 hour either direction in
10 years
NYC control of MTA
10 new select bus routes in 4 years
Metrocard kiosks near bus stops
Expand 5 borough ferry service
More countdown clocks outside of
subway stations.
Expand metro north
Reduce road fatalities by 50% by
2021
Cross harbor freight tunnel
proposal
additional bike parking at transit
Transit oriented development
hubs
Establish gateless tolling

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Launch ferries in all 5 boroughs


Cell service on every platform
Replace Access-A-Ride with 2,000
accessible cabs
Give breaks to employers who
encourage biking to work
Conquer congestion (without
congestion pricing)

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