- Create supportive housing for severe mentally ill homeless from unused hospital space. I aim to reduce the jail population by doing this, which would lead to safer streets.
- I will work with elected officials to enforce safety and health laws for the mentally ill.
- I will create a citywide mentorship/vocational training program so high schoolers can graduate and work city jobs.
- My non-profit One Family One Community launched the NYC Summer of Safety Tour which focused on combating youth gun and gang violence through educational speaking engagements.
- I will collaborate with educators and the people to provide better structure and resources for students and teachers.
- I believe in holding the NYPD accountable and support reform to that end but oppose defunding the police and other recent legislative changes that have impeded their ability to deliver public safety.
- I condemn the anti-police posture sweeping through the City Council. I know that the NYPD is the key to a safer New York City.
I aim to create an affordable housing market. I have committed to fighting to end carte blanche tax incentive giveaways to developers who aren’t committed to inclusionary affordable housing.
- I will fight to legalize Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and change zoning laws to allow for more affordable units.
- I will work to end the for-profit homelesness industry. All service providers that contract with the city should have a mission driven goal to invest dollars back into the homelesness crisis.
- I am an advocate for raising the cap on SCRIE (Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption) and DRIE (Disability Rent Increase Exemption) so working families can afford housing.
I will work with the City Council to establish incentive programs to grow small businesses.
- I will provide an emergency service grant to small businesses who are struggling.
- I will aim to stop business contracts from being given to outsiders and will promote women and POC owned businesses.
- I do not want to see small property owners vilified or left behind financially if the city enacts rent relief.
I advocate for creative financial solutions that invest in our capital needs and workforce.
For Tony Herbert, the Office of Public Advocate is not a political stepping stone or a position of power, it is a calling. For the past decade, Tony has been the voice that our marginalized communities have come to rely on. At every turn, at every injustice, Tony Herbert has shown up for our city. He is unafraid to speak truth to power and do the hard work of advocating for anyone and everyone. Give TONY HERBERT your vote, and he will give you his voice. Tony Herbert, the peoples’ choice for PUBLIC ADVOCATE.