When the Bronx Bombers Take to the Field On June 5th, New York City’s Air Quality Index had already reached 150 due to smoke from the Canadian wildfires.
It was at an unhealthy level. This shows that the city government has failed to communicate the seriousness of the situation, public advocate Juman Williams claims in a report due to be released on Tuesday.
REPORTS SHARED WITH POLITICO PRIOR TO RELEASE, the mayor should have pushed to cancel sporting events and ordered students and city officials to stay home much earlier. It also proves that the city is woefully ill-prepared to communicate emergency information to the public in the future.
“If the first press conference takes place at 10am, Just before the sky turns orange all day, it’s an indication that something went wrong and you have to admit it,” Williams said in an interview.
Ahead of a city council oversight hearing His report, due Wednesday, traces a timeline of events and suggests 17 steps the city should take to improve its response — as Williams’ office is working with other municipalities across the country. Collected from contact with
- Set air quality levels to automatically trigger shifts to remote work for schools and workplaces
- Designation of clean air centers and distribution of masks
- Government and administration to develop a step-by-step action plan for building a private air quality monitoring network
- Adopt a better warning system that does not require residents to actively register (because many do not)
On the other hand, the mayor’s office He said he was able to mobilize quickly to deal with the unpredictable situation. For example, on the day the sky turned orange, the forecast never expected air quality to reach unhealthy levels.
“The city has started responding with the government.” This is to keep New Yorkers informed and protected during last month’s smoke incident,” spokeswoman Kayla Mamelak said in a statement. “Air quality is hard to predict, and she can predict it up to 24 hours in advance, but publicity about possible deterioration in air quality starts a week before she gets the worst smoke. I did.”
Ahead of this week’s hearings, Williams said he wants the administration to acknowledge that there are no 1.000 hitters and that there are lessons to be learned.
“I must gladly say The reason we didn’t get these things right is to help you move forward and do better,” Williams said. “This happens when [topic]I haven’t heard of that. “
where is kathy? Speaking at the 40th Annual Conference of the National Latino Electoral Appointments Association and presenting on Hate Crime Protection at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.
where is eric? Appearing on the Russian Television Network in America, speaking at the same Latino conference, addressing the David Rockefeller Fellow in 2023, making announcements on housing and homelessness, signing legislation on public hearings and literacy training, and more. A full day full of events. He also appeared on Davizon Radio, another Russian broadcaster.
Quote of the day: “If you were the mayor, you would be shocked to know how many people come to me all day, every day. They stopped me on the train. They stopped me on the street. I have an idea. spoke up. He said he didn’t know about the plan.
Storm Purification: Parts of Orange County were in the midst of a major cleanup. After record heavy rain It destroyed a local road around West Point, killing a 35-year-old woman who was swept outside her home in strong floods.
Governor Kathy Hochul visited Highlands Falls on Monday, Ontario County then Finger Lake also experienced severe flooding. Hochul said climate change has accelerated the storm, bringing as much as eight inches of rain to parts of the Hudson Valley.
He said states and local governments “need to mobilize all of our resources to combat the scourge of climate change because, again, these things keep hitting us again and again.” It’s an unprecedented weather phenomenon,” he said.
Amtrak on Monday Suspended indefinitely Service between Albany and New York City. Metro-North has partially restored rail service on the Hudson Line on Tuesday, planning to run at least one train every hour between Grand Central Terminal and Peekskill.
The MTA also planned to continue limited bus service between Croton Harmon and Poughkeepsie.
Meanwhile, Attorney General Letitia James has warned against price gouging due to the storm, saying, “I urge any New Yorker who sees the prices of essential commodities soaring to report them to my office immediately.” said in a statement.
Rikers prison warden seeks insult order for ‘pervasive dysfunction’Mr. Reuven Blau of THE CITY: “Mayor Eric Adams and Director of Corrections Luis Molina are vehemently opposed to the appointment of a trustee. They insist they need time.”
Bay Ridge Mayor Adams mourns Saturday’s shooting victims in communityby Brittany Kriegstein of Gotham Mist: “Family, friends, Mayor Eric Adams, and hundreds of Yemeni community members from Brooklyn and Queens were buried Monday at the burial of 86-year-old Hammoud Saidi, two days after he was randomly shot dead by a 25-year-old boy. Gathered to mourn – old scooter riders.”
New York City Teachers Union UFT Approves 5-Year Contract With Raises, Bonuses and Expanded Virtual LearningKayla Bamberger of The Daily News: “Starting salaries for teachers in the nation’s largest school district will reach $72,349 including bonuses, an increase of more than $11,000 according to the union.” It takes eight years to make more than $10,000. Previously, it took him 15 years to reach that standard. “
Mayor Adams says donor accused of illegal fundraising scheme attended Gracie mansion eventby Elizabeth Kim of The Gossamist
New York state not yet enrolled in new Medicaid program for inmatesby Raga Justin of The Times Union: “This is the first time Medicaid has provided medical coverage to inmates, following the recent success of the State of California’s petition to the Centers for Federal Medicaid and Medicare Services to use federal funds for the same purpose. There is.”
New York introduces new protections for illegal immigrant workersby Nick Reisman, New York State Department of Political Affairs
Over $12 million in contracts approved to improve Wilkeson PointsDale Anderson of the Buffalo News: “The project will move parking lots away from water, move trails, and construct a new food service building with restrooms, outdoor seating areas, and storage for maintenance equipment. It will improve.”
— Congressman Clyde Vannell Submitted a bill drafted by artificial intelligence. (city-state)
— Free Boyz II Men Concert On Long Island, 40,000 people were mobilized. (CBS new york)
— Live Nation refunds tickets to fans A bomb threat on Saturday forced the cancellation of the show at SPAC. (Times Union)
Happy Birthday: Garrett Graff … Joe Wall Goldman Sachs… Andrew Killell … Ali Schmitz … ali friends … (was Monday): AO Scott … Jeffrey D. Klein
Take action – Catherine Truit He is currently DC office manager for Rep. Brandon Williams (New York). She is a former senior caseworker/voter services representative for Rep. Madison Cawthorne (RN.C.). … Michael Weinberger will join the New York office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP as a partner and focus on real estate finance. He was recently at Cleary Gottlieb.
… Enrique Desmond Arias Appointed Director of the Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies at New York University Graduate Center. He has worked as a consultant for the Ford Foundation and numerous United Nations programs. (h/t National Security Daily)
Media Watch — New York Times to disband sports section By NYT’s Katie Robertson and John Cobrin: “Going forward, coverage of games, players and leagues will primarily come from The Athletic, a sports website that the company acquired last year.”
Scott Maerowitz I am leaving The Points Guy after almost five years as editor-in-chief. He consults in the travel field and plans to pursue other career opportunities. … Gerard Cadava Named a New Yorker contributor. He is also a writer and professor at Northwestern University.
Where does all that New York City office furniture that no one wants go? By Stefanos Chen of NYT