A Time To Lead

Bill de Blasio and Melinda Katz will surely have their hands full as they acclimate to their new positions and meet the expectations for change they have set over the course of their campaigns. We wish them the best in their efforts, because the better they do in their new roles, the better we will all be as their constituents.

As our new Mayor, we expect de Blasio to stay true to his word that he will give the Boroughs outside of Manhattan their due, and we hope that he becomes a consistent presence in Queens during his term to give the Borough the chance to grow economically and culturally. Being the most diverse Borough in the world means we face the most diverse problems and require diverse solutions. We have faith that Mayor de Blasio will work diligently to solve those problems.

We also hope that the City’s financial sector will come to see de Blasio’s progressive agenda as a positive for the future, creating an economic diversity that will eventually enhance the City. We were encouraged by his pledge to continue policies of our previous Mayor that worked, and we believe the City will be in good hands as de Blasio takes over in January.

As for our new Borough President, we believe that Melinda Katz’s experience within City and State government, along with her time spent in the private sector, will no doubt give her the proper context to see what Queens needs and what needs to be done to achieve it. We hope that she puts in place an experienced and energetic team willing to get their hands dirty working for the Borough’s best interests.

Bill de Blasio and Melinda Katz must act as a voice for us all in their roles, just as we will serve as the watchdogs for these new administrations. We look forward to working with both of them over the course of their terms, and we hope they will be regular fixtures at our offices to discuss their plans for the future.