MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG DELIVERS 2006 STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS
"A BLUEPRINT FOR NEW YORK CITY'S FUTURE"
January 26, 2006
"Today I am committing to a major reduction in the number of children, women, and men who live in poverty in this City over the next four years. To that end, this year, we'll launch a public-private task force - modeled on our task force to end chronic homelessness - that will attack chronic unemployment and poverty in the homes and neighborhoods where the need is greatest."
In March 2006, Mayor Bloomberg announced the appointment of 32 civic leaders to the New York City Commission for Economic Opportunity. The Mayor charged the Commission with devising strategies to increase economic opportunity and to reduce poverty in New York City through pinpointing concrete ways in which our City can act to ensure poor New Yorkers have the resources they need to help themselves move ahead. The Commission succeeded in developing a coordinated, Citywide agenda for increasing economic opportunity and financial independence.