Plans for Our Future

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Read about some of the policies outlined in the Mayor's State of the City speech.

In outlining his 2016 agenda, the Mayor is focusing on a series of groundbreaking initiatives targeting inequality, our quality of life, and New York City's positioning as a global leader in the 21st century economy.

New strategies outlined during the Mayor's 2016 State of the City address, One New York: Working for Our Neighborhoods, include:

Fighting Inequality

Retirement Security
New York City is working to become the first city in the country to create a retirement savings program for private-sector employees.
Download the Retirement Security fact sheet

Far Rockaway
Mayor de Blasio is investing $91 million in the revitalization of downtown Far Rockaway, a historical commercial corridor that offers a significant opportunity to spur new economic activity.
Download the Far Rockaway fact sheet

Reducing Health Disparities
The Mayor is dramatically expanding healthcare access in areas of the city with disproportionately high rates of chronic disease and mortality.
Download the Reducing Health Disparities fact sheet

LinkNYC
LinkNYC will be the world's largest and fastest free municipal Wi-Fi network in the world, with up to 10,000 kiosks citywide.
Download the LinkNYC fact sheet

Improving Quality of Life

Gun Suppression Unit
A new comprehensive plan will strengthen and speed investigations and prosecutions of gun crimes, and a new 200-officer gun suppression division will be added to the NYPD to allow it to more effectively target those who bring illegal guns and traffic firearms to the City.
Download the Gun Suppression Unit fact sheet

Bus Countdown Clocks
The Department of Transportation will install countdown clocks at 350 bus stops across the City. The City will also work with the MTA to implement traffic-signal priority for eight buses routes, and will create new bus-only lanes at busy locations throughout the system.
Download the Bus Countdown Clocks fact sheet

Parking Meter Pay by Cellphone
By the end of this year New Yorkers will be able to use their cell phones to pay for parking at any of the City's 85,000 metered spaces.
Download the Meter Pay by Cellphone fact sheet

CleanNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio is expanding street cleaning initiatives aimed at improving the physical space around heavily trafficked residential, commercial and highway corridors.
Download the CleanNYC fact sheet

Innovate for the Future

Brooklyn Queens Connector Urban Streetcar
The streetcar will tie together waterfront neighborhoods from Sunset Park in Brooklyn to Astoria in Queens and connect isolated neighborhoods to new job centers and open up opportunity for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers.
Download the BQX fact sheet

Governor's Island
Governors Island will be the site of a sweeping economic development project poised to turn the area into a center of culture, commerce, and innovation.
Download the Governor's Island fact sheet

City Solar Power
Solar energy capacity on city government buildings has increased seven-fold since the Mayor took office. The Mayor recently announced that the City will increase that capacity five-fold over the next three years.
Download the City Solar Power fact sheet

Broadband in NYCHA
The Mayor is looking to expand NYCHA broadband to include two new public housing complexes in Manhattan and Staten Island.
Download the Broadband in NYCHA fact sheet