THE EMPIRE by Colby Hamilton 06/12/2012
“What we’re here to talk about is economic justice, which is really the civil rights issue of this generation,” said Allon as he led off the discussion among the candidates. He gave the current administration a grade of a C-minus to the Bloomberg administration for its efforts to improve contracts to MWBEs.
The field of candidates looking to run for mayor next year took the stage on Tuesday for the first time to as a group. The event was a conference on the current state and potential future of minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) in the city.
The panel of candidates—City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Comptroller John Liu, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, 2009 mayoral candidate and forum comptroller Bill Thompson, and Manhattan Media owner and publisher of the publication sponsoring the event, City & State, Tom Allon—used the opportunity to tout their records, while attacking the current administration’s and laying out their own visions for what they would do if they get elected.READ MORE