Promises Made, But Not Yet Kept
The city has made promises to us that are branded with catchy names like Zero By 30 and 80 by 50, but they haven’t disclosed if we’re on track to meet them. Below are some of these promises and how I will use the Office of Public Advocate to get us back on track.
ENDING AIDS BY 2020
New York City has signed onto a New York State promise to eliminate new infections of AIDS by 2020, through measures like early testing, sex education, and the expansion of programs that make access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP) widely available. However, while we see reductions, 2020 is less than a year away, and we won’t meet our goal without increased resources.
ZERO TRASH TO LANDFILLS BY 2030
As part of the city’s goals to help our environment, we have committed to eliminating trash to landfills by 2030. While the goal is lofty, it’s not impossible, but we need to start now. With less than 11 years left, we’ve seen increases in trash, with no plan from the city on how exactly we’ll eliminate trash to landfills.
AN 80% REDUCTION IN GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS BY 2050
Emmissions from luxury buildings account for a sizeable chunk of the city’s contrbution to a polluted environment and carbon footprint. As children throughout this city experience increased rates of asthma, particularly in low-income neighborhoods, we let polluters like Trump Tower and the Trump International Hotel get away with poisoning us. As Public Advocate, I’ll make sure our city demands cooperation and remediation from these polluters, or I’ll be happy to use litigation to bring them into compliance.