"The thing I am most urgent about – and I think all New Yorkers need to feel urgency about – is getting a plan to fix our subways once and for all. And I do want to say I’m encouraged by what I feel is growing urgency.".
TRANSCRIPT: MAYOR DE BLASIO APPEARS LIVE ON THE BRIAN LEHRER SHOW TO DISCUSS HIS IDEA TO HELP FUND THE MTA WHICH INCLUDES CONGESTION PRICING IN COMBINATION WITH INTERNET SALES TAX, AND MARIJUANA TAX, AND MAYBE EVEN PIED-à-TERRE TAX.
Mayor de Blasio spoke live on City Hall to discuss recent crime statistics regarding rapes, the effectiveness of stop and frisk policing, and a report from the New York Times alleging tax fraud from the Trump family.
The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas, in collaboration with the Department of Education’s network of community schools, announced the first NYC Free Tax Prep-a-Thon, a 12-hour tax filing marathon and resource fair.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Dan Garodnick announced a new bill that would make changes to the Commercial Rent Tax (CRT) aimed at helping New York City’s small businesses succeed.
This transcript displays an appearance Mayor de Blasio made on CNBC about the recent tax bill put in congree and heavily pushed for by republican's. He sees it as a great attack on the working class, and is especially concerned for what it could do for NYC families.