As dozens of candidates line up to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio, we’re breaking down key information about some of the contenders before you cast your vote this year.
Name: Maya Wiley
Party: Democratic Party
Race: New York City Mayor
Background: Civil rights activist, former MSNBC analyst, former NYPD Civilian Complaint Review Board chair, former counsel to Mayor de Blasio
- Supports restructuring the NYPD, firing Police Commissioner Dermot Shea over his handling of the Black Lives Matter protests
- Proposes a $10 billion capital construction spending plan to create up to 100,000 new jobs, fund development projects
- Proposes investing millions of dollars in federal stimulus money to create a direct rent relief program for New Yorkers facing eviction and possible homelessness
Maya Wiley on "You Decide with Errol Louis":
In an April 2021 appearance on the "You Decide with Errol Louis" podcast, Maya Wiley discussed her plans to tackle the rise in gun violence, how she plans to desegregate city schools, her experience running for mayor as a Black woman and more.
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