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Mayor Adams releases 2023 budget details while marking 1st 100 days in office

Mayor Adams addressed the city Tuesday at the Kings Theatre and discussed topics ranging from the city's pandemic recovery efforts to the surge in crime.

News 12 Staff

Apr 26, 2022, 9:49 PM

Updated 788 days ago

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Mayor Eric Adams spotlighted recovery efforts and the surge in crime during an address marking his first 100 days in office
Adams addressed the city Tuesday at the Kings Theatre and discussed topics ranging from the city's pandemic recovery efforts to the surge in crime.
"I will support my police, and we will make our city a safe city," said Adams. "But my men and women that wear the blue uniform, we will not be abusive to the republic we swore to serve and protect."
The mayor highlighted some of his achievements, including efforts to get 2,300 illegal guns off the streets, create 50,000 jobs in his first months in office, and get 97% of adults to receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He also spoke about efforts to combat homelessness.
"We have added nearly 100,000 new beds to homeless New Yorkers, moved 2,500 families into shelters and another 2,700 New Yorkers into subsidized housing," said Adams. "Let's be clear, New Yorkers. There is no dignity sleeping on the street."
Adams also unveiled the $99.7 billion budget for 2023. The budget focuses on a number of key areas -- safety and mental health, additional resources for subway safety and investments in the city's youth.
"One of the key things the mayor said is you can't just add police to a problem," said Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. "This can't be a policing response. We've been trying that mantra for such a long time. It's great to see that being activated with funding."
Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark says Adams is putting the investment in the places that need the investment. Clark says it is about putting resources into the community to prevent crime.


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