Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, South Ozone Park, West Hamilton Beach, Woodhaven

duck, duck, Goose

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Let's face it. If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck,

and quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck.

Whether they have red or blue feathers, party politics is mostly a game of duck, duck, Goose with a "What's in it for me?" culture that treats it all like one big party. And we're left to clean up the mess.

I grew up in District 32 and have made a difference in the lives of Seniors and Youth throughout New York City not by my connections or favors, but by good ol' hard work that I learned right here. My neighbors ARE my business and I always lead from the front. Your vote shouldn't be like playing a game of duck, duck, Goose. No one is looking to solve problems, They’re looking to profit from them. I live these problems with you everyday and I’m here to solve the problems with you. I'm Rubén Cruz, and I want to represent you in City Council

In addition to my platform, I want to institute the following:

Support local economy and small businesses by reinstating universal rent-stabilization for commercial tenants. Better access to lines of credit.Automatic home tax reduction at age 65 on the STAR/SCHE program.

I want to cut small business fines.

I want to encourage more local groups in District to start 501c3 organizations

I want to slash extraneous charges and fees on our telephone, cable, and utility bills.

I want a cap on interest rates. 30% used to be considered loan sharking. 

Fund the Department of Sanitation to keep our street clean and our city healthy.

Bank fees, ATM fees. I’m coming after you.

#WhatsInYourBallot

Education

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Make New York a Beacon of Education

My 3K2PHD plan

Free education for all New Yorkers

Universal 3K to University PHD

New York City control of CUNY (City University of New York) to control where it belongs

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Housing

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Make New York Home

 

My 10/10 plan

 

Affordable housing and affordable commercial space for all old and new development
 

Extend hold on tenant evictions until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted
 

Up to one year deferment on mortgage payments to be placed at the end of the term 
 

Defer Taxes and insurance due on properties for one year, spread out over one to five years
 

Make it illegal to place liens on property owners without notice
 

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Healthcare

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Make New York Safe

My Total Healthcare Plan

 

Make it illegal for insurance companies to assign COVID-19 as a pre-existing condition

 

Protect New Yorkers by ensuring health and wellness for all including mental wellness

 

Regulate excessive pharmaceutical costs at the city level

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Transportation

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Keep New York Moving

My Take It Back Plan

New York City Control of MTA city trains and buses where it belongs

 

Increase bus service and routes throughout New York City

 

Allow permitting of house frontage parking spaces to free up parking congestion

 

Investigation of MTA owned insurance carrier First Mutual Transportation Assurance Company that boasts $1.3 Billion in profits while our transit system suffers from under-funding

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Animal Rights

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GIVING VOICE TO THE VOICELESS

My Backyard Plan

 

Limit the domestic animal trade to shelters for cats, dogs and rabbits

The horse carriage industry is antiquated, cruel and needs to go

 

Allocate funding to maintain non-profit animal rescue organizations

Support legislation preserving the right of individuals over the age of 62 not to be denied housing on the basis of having a companion animal.

Support the continuation and expansion of New York City’s WildlifeNYC program

Finally, let’s take care of our animals

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