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Op-Ed: Better Priorities for Bill de Blasio

October 11, 2019


The New York Times
Kathryn Wylde


Katy Feinberg, Rubenstein

To the Editor:

Re: “Bill de Blasio Needs to Get to Work” (New York Times editorial, Oct. 7):

It is hard to disagree with the call for the mayor to refocus on local problems after his withdrawal from the presidential race. But the editorial board’s agenda for the balance of the mayor’s term is pretty one-sided.

You urge expanded investment in affordable housing, public hospitals, safer streets and other worthy causes. But what about fiscal challenges, unfunded pension and health care benefits due public employees, and mounting debt?