People say about New York - if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.
That is often true about New Yorkers. With the rising costs of living and working here, however, too many hard-working New Yorkers are still struggling to make it.
At a time when New Yorkers know they have to watch every dollar they spend, how closely is the New York City government watching its spending?
Since the Great Recession, the City has increased its spending by $33 billion.
That's a big change - just one of many taking place in New York. Public transit is less reliable; empty storefronts have become commonplace; public housing is in disrepair; rents and property taxes have skyrocketed.
Have everyday people benefited from these changes? Have you?
People want the City to spend its money as carefully as they spend their own. That's the only way there will be money to fix today’s problems and invest in a better tomorrow. .
New York is the greatest city in the world. But financially, it can be a struggle to get by here. Ask just about any New Yorker.
We need to spend the City's money as carefully - and with the same priorities - as the New Yorkers who need to make every dollar count.
That's why I'm running for Comptroller. PAID FOR BY HELEN ROSENTHAL 2021