NY Daily News
Far Rockaway City Councilman Donovan Richards jumped into the race to succeed Queens Borough President Melinda Katz Wednesday, running on a platform of equitable economic growth.
“As we watch the skyline transform and grow in front of our eyes, each and every day, there are too many of us that are being left behind,” Richards told the small crowd, adding that economic growth must be “managed correctly.”
He went on to tout three committee chairmanships in his six-year tenure on the council: public safety, zoning and environmental protection.
As Borough President, Richards pledged he’d diversify community boards, expand public transit options in Eastern Queens, conduct participatory budgeting, and overhaul the Queens property tax system, which he described as racially biased.
He told the Daily News that he will accept real estate donations, adding that, “My integrity would never be compromised.”