An upbeat Mayor Eric Adams stated Saturday that change is on the horizon for New York Metropolis and its “dysfunctional” authorities, vowing throughout his inaugural tackle to “make our metropolis higher every single day.”
“Our authorities has been dysfunctional for a lot too lengthy and it created its personal disaster lengthy earlier than Covid,” Adams stated from Metropolis Corridor.
The brand new mayor stated that points like “crime-ridden communities or poor faculties, financial inequality or racial injustice… have been normalized for generations whereas New York’s authorities struggled to match the vitality and innovation of New Yorkers.”
“That adjustments right this moment. I promise you one factor New York, I’ll make our metropolis higher on a regular basis by making our metropolis authorities higher on a regular basis,” stated Adams who was sworn in simply after midnight in Instances Sq. turning into the a hundred and tenth mayor of the Huge Apple. “It means hunting down the waste and eliminating the inefficiencies. It’s about accountability.”
He stated the theme of first 100 days could be “GSD” or get stuff finished.
Adams made good on that promise earlier than he even received to Metropolis Corridor for first day in workplace. He known as 911 to report an assault in progress on the sidewalk as he waited on an elevated platform for the subway in Brooklyn to take him to work.
Adams vowed to place extra sources into preventing violent crime. His packed first day can also be to incorporate a gathering with officers on the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica the place he was as soon as arrested as a teen-ager.
The mayor additionally rejected any choice to shut down town so New Yorkers wouldn’t be endangered by COVID-19.
“That is 2022, not 2020,” he stated. “With vaccines, testing and coverings, we now have the instruments now to Stay with this virus and keep wholesome if all of us do our half to maintain one another protected.”
Adams stated he seemed to his predecessors for his or her perspective, however didn’t point out his instant one, Invoice de Blasio.
As a substitute, he cited quotes from David Dinkins — who referred to town as a “beautiful mosaic” — and Ed Koch’s feedback in the course of the metropolis’s monetary disaster when he stated “New York shouldn’t be an issue, it’s a stroke of genius.”
“I agree,” he stated. “So right this moment we bear in mind our energy, we face our fears, and we begin anew, assured that disaster is not going to outline us.”
Adams went on to say that “the final two years have trapped our spirit and it’s begging
to be let loose. Now we have been stifled. Now we have been asleep. However we’re a metropolis of 9 million goals and we’re about to get up.”
“I can not wait to greet this new day with you,” he stated.