New York City Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams delivered her first State of the City address at York College in Queens, and outlined her goals to expand health, improve public safety and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Key points of the address included plans to bolster affordable housing, improve health citywide and expand opportunity, among other goals.
“COVID took the lives of over forty thousand of our family members, friends and neighbors,” Speaker Adams said on May 22. “And it continues to take lives. Let us remember all those we have lost. Our resilience helped us overcome the worst. Yet, the impacts remain, whether they are the economic, mental health, or public safety challenges. And health is as much access to affordable housing as it is medical care; food security and nutrition; parks and recreational space in our communities; education, and of course, opportunity.”