‘People over everything’: Speaker Adams seeks rezoning, guaranteed income funding in her State of the City address


City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams outlined her own State of the City vision with an address in the Bronx Wednesday focused on improving economic mobility — and rezoning figures to play a major role in her plan.

During her address at the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Houses and Community Center, Speaker Adams offered something of an answer to Mayor Eric Adams’ “Working People’s Agenda” unveiled at hizzoner’s State of the City address on Jan. 26. (The mayor and speaker share a common surname, but are not related.) It also helped set the tone for upcoming budget negotiations between the mayor, who was in attendance for the address, and the City Council in the run-up to the June 30 deadline.