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Message from the Mayor

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Our public employees represent a thread that runs through this Administration - a belief that public service is a noble calling - that part of what makes New York special is helping our neighbors navigate life's challenges, big and small. New York's drive and diversity are unparalleled in this country, and we have appointed a City Administration that proves it - putting our best women and men in charge of delivering city services with efficiency and integrity. This is a team that knows how to execute its core responsibilities - while never losing sight of the fact that we're called to be part of a larger mission as well. We must lay the foundation now for the strength
and stability of New York’s future…a future of greater
equality and opportunity.

Mayor Bill de Blasio
State of the City Address
February 11, 2014