Tony Herbert

Democratic Candidate for Public Advocate

Candidate's Standing On The Issues

Mental Health

  • Create supportive housing for severe mentally ill homeless from unused hospital space. He aims to reduce the jail population by doing this, which would lead to safer streets. (NYCCFB)
  • Would work with elected officials to enforce safety and health laws for the mentally ill. (InformNYC)

Education

  • Herbert will create a citywide mentorship/vocational training program so high schoolers can graduate and work city jobs. (NYCCFB)
  • Herbert’s non-profit One Family One Community launched the NYC Summer of Safety Tour which focused on combating youth gun and gang violence through educational speaking engagements. (NYDailyNews)
  • Will collaborate with educators and the people to provide better structure and resources for students and teachers. (InformNYC)

Public Safety

  • Believes in holding the NYPD accountable and supports reform to that end but opposes defunding the police and other recent legislative changes that have impeded their ability to deliver public safety. (TonyHerbert)
  • Herbert condemns the anti-police posture sweeping through the City Council. He is outspoken that NYPD is the key to a safer New York City.

Housing & Homelessness

  • Herbert aims to create an affordable housing market. He has committed to fighting to end carte blanche tax incentive giveaways to developers who aren’t committed to inclusionary affordable housing. (TonyHerbert)
  • Fight to legalize Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and change zoning laws to allow for more affordable units. (TonyHerbert)
  • End to the for-profit homelesness industry. All service providers that contract with the city should have a mission driven goal to invest dollars back into the homelesness crisis. (TonyHerbert)
  • Advocates for raising the cap on SCRIE (Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption) and DRIE (Disability Rent Increase Exemption) so working families can afford housing. (TonyHerbert)

Small Businesses

  • Will work with the City Council to establish incentive programs to grow small businesses. (NYCCFB)
  • Provide an emergency service grant to small businesses who are struggling. (InformNYC)
  • Will aim to stop business contracts from being given to outsiders and will promote women and POC owned businesses. (InformNYC)
  • Does not want to see small property owners vilified or left behind financially if the city enacts rent relief.

Fiscal Outlook

  • Advocates for creative financial solutions that invest in our capital needs and workforce. (TonyHerbert)

Who is Tony Herbert?

Anthony (Tony) Herbert is a media consultant, long time anti-violence advocate, and community activist. He is running as an Independent with a pro-public safety, pro-police platform and says his other top issues are affordable housing, property tax reform and NYCHA housing improvements. Tony is a lifelong New Yorker who grew up in poverty and is focused on helping all in need in NYC.

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