De Blasio To Be Sworn In Alongside Potential Mayoral Successors

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Mayor de Blasio shall be sworn in by Sen. Bernie Sanders Monday, kicking off his second and last time period main Metropolis Corridor.

However he received’t be the one one along with his hand on the Bible — the ceremony may also see the swearings-in of Controller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Letitia James.

And whereas Hizzoner’s second time period is simply starting, loads of pundits are already fascinated by the following race for mayor — wherein Stringer and James are anticipated to be main contenders for the Democratic nomination.

Nonetheless, each are prone to supply comparatively quick speeches in an affair that shall be decrease key than it was 4 years in the past, as a result of each its repeated nature and the frigid temperatures forecast for the occasion, held outdoors Metropolis Corridor.

Stringer stated he’ll focus in his second time period on retaining the town reasonably priced for its residents — a theme additionally prone to dominate his speech.

“We have seen some superb successes, however we additionally know that now we have an affordability disaster. It is changing into more durable for on a regular basis households to make it, and now we have to be laser targeted on making a extra reasonably priced metropolis for working individuals,” Stringer stated in a press release. “I look ahead to our second time period and persevering with the combat for a fairer and extra equitable New York.”

His swearing-in shall be a household affair, accomplished by his step-father, Carlos Cuevas. Cuevas was the primary Puerto Rican to function New York Metropolis Clerk, and was additionally a deputy borough president within the Bronx. Stringer may also be joined by his mother, who served as a Metropolis Council member within the 1970s, and his spouse, Elyse Buxbaum.

As for the general public advocate, 4 years in the past she was sworn in by an 11-year-old homeless woman named Dasani, who was the topic of a New York Occasions story on shelter circumstances. The inhabitants of homeless New Yorkers sleeping in shelters continued to develop beneath de Blasio’s administration.

This yr, James’ workplace stated, the individual holding the Bible would be the Rev. Anthony L. Trufant, who leads Emmanuel Baptist Church, the church on Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn that James attends.

“It’s a nice honor to take the oath of workplace for a second time period. I look ahead to proceed working to serve New Yorkers for the following 4 years as Public Advocate,” James stated.

This system will start at midday.

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