Slinging Substance

The Politicker has in the past been accused of eschewing policy, and honest, we don’t…

This week, the Regional Plan Association, along with the Center for New York City Affairs at Milano Graduate School and the Center for an Urban Future, issued an incisive, 32-page report called “Framing the 2005 Mayoral Debate: Issues and Proposals for the Candidates.”

“Instead of a policy debate, our mayoral elections more often play out along lines of personality, race, ethnicity, and scandal,” the report notes, and it offers food for informed thought in policy areas from transportation, to education, economic development, and the environment.

It’s good summer reading for anyone who’d like to be mayor…and a solid field guide for the rest of us.