N.Y.C. Mayor Candidates Grade de Blasio: A, F, ‘Incomplete’

In evaluating the tenure of Mayor Bill de Blasio utilizing a college grading system, some candidates doled out searing criticism of his eight years in workplace, whereas others provided reward for a number of the mayor’s efforts.

The wide-ranging solutions mirrored the completely different connections and relationships the candidates have with Mr. de Blasio, with a number of distancing themselves from the mayor, at the same time as they praised his implementation of common pre-Okay.

Mr. de Blasio, who ran as a progressive candidate, earned an “A” for the “vision” of his mayoralty from Dianne Morales, thought-about one of the vital progressive candidates within the discipline election. But Ms. Morales gave him a ‘C’ for execution.

Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president who prides himself on his metropolis administration expertise, gave Mr. de Blasio a “B” on the mayor’s pre-Okay program, his signature situation, and his position in shifting away from the stop-and-frisk policing method.

Kathryn Garcia, who served below Mr. de Blasio as sanitation commissioner, praised his pre-Okay initiative, however stated his management through the pandemic was a “failure.”

Shaun Donovan gave Mr. de Blasio a “D” due to the town’s enduring homelessness, whereas Mr. Stringer, the town comptroller, stated Mr. de Blasio’s tenure was an “F mayoralty,” after mentioning he had investigated the administration.

Maya Wiley, who served as counsel to Mr. de Blasio, stated she wouldn’t give the mayor a single-letter grade, however stated his helming of the Police Department throughout protests final summer season earned him an “F.”

Ray McGuire gave him a “B-” on pre-Okay, however an “un-passing” on management of the town and administration of the finances.

Andrew Yang stated he would give the mayor an “incomplete,” as a result of there was nonetheless time to “not squander” federal assist.