Baraka launches transition website

Newark Mayor Elect Ras Baraka today unveiled his transition website.

According to Spokeswoman Tai Cooper, the website is designed to give people direct input in developing strategies for the future of Newark, and is broken into Budget and Finance; Public Safety; Education; Housing and Economic Development; Departmental Operations; Executive Recruitment; Workforce Development; Training and Re-entry; Independent Authorities; Arts; Cultural Development; and Tourism; Community Engagement; Recreation; Legal Review; IT Initiatives; Public Health; Environment and Sustainability; and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The site can be found at Each page will contain a button permitting viewers to translate the page into the language of their choice.

“Our transition website is an important step toward implementing my strategy of  governing Newark through building a broad-based movement of all with a stake in the future of our city, and directly involving people in developing and implementing plans for the city’s future,” said the mayor-elect. “Every citizen and stakeholder will have the opportunity to participate in planning Newark’s future direction. Over the next month, we will be holding community meetings and telephone town halls, providing a public-input email address, and launching this website, all to give people a direct voice in transition planning.

“My campaign was about empowering the people of Newark. My administration will be about government by the people, not government by the political bosses or government by the bureaucrats.  We will govern from the bottom up, not from the top down. I said that ’When I become Mayor, webecome Mayor.’  This is the first step.”

Baraka launches transition website