As dozens of candidates line up to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio, we’re breaking down key information about some of the contenders before you cast your vote this year.
Name: Kathryn Garcia
Party: Democratic Party
Race: New York City Mayor
Background: Former city Sanitation Commissioner, former interim public housing authority chair, was point person for providing hungry New Yorkers with food during the pandemic
- Vows to streamline government agencies, simplify the benefit application process, create platforms that would allow New Yorkers to access government services on their phones
- Does not support “canceling” rent, but wants mediation on payments to prevent evictions
- Backs the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) — which allows non-profit groups or private developers to take over the maintenance and operation of a public housing building — and NYCHA chairman Greg Russ’s public-private partnership blueprint for public housing funding
Kathryn Garcia on "You Decide with Errol Louis":
In a March 2021 appearance on the "You Decide with Errol Louis" podcast, Kathryn Garcia laid out her vision for the city and discussed her plans for reforming the NYPD.
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