NEW YORK, NY – New York City Comptroller John C. Liu stated the following in response to questions about Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City address today: “Great to hear of the Mayor’s continuous commitment to comprehensive immigration reform. It is badly needed for this country and would be an economic boon for the people of New York City.
“The perfunctory mention of the City’s business with minority and women entrepreneurs was disappointing, and the claims of three-fold progress cannot be substantiated. There has been much talk from this Administration about M/WBEs, but any actual progress is hard to pinpoint. Hopefully, the Mayor means to be more serious about better results with opportunities for minorities and women.
“While there was surprisingly no mention of reining-in the cost of expensive consultants, the Mayor did include an important discussion of containing pension costs. I wholeheartedly agree with the Mayor’s sentiments that government must live within its means.”