Mayor Bloomberg has released his second Campaign Accountability Statement, which shows the various promises/initiatives he and his administration have proposed and what their status is. For example, "Abolish the Board of Education" is an initiative, and the update (same for 2003 and 2004) was "The school governance agreement led to mayoral control," so its status for 2003 and 2004 is "Done." It's kind of awesome, because it lays out the hundreds of things the Mayor has considered, but it's also overwhelming at 47 pages. Here's one example we thought was interesting:

Initiative: "Wire the subway tunnels for cellular phone service"
Update 2003: "The MTA has organized an internal working group to identify potential providers, but this is a long way from happening."
Update 2004: "An internal MTA/NYCT working group was established to begin identifying potentially interested cellular service providers, as well as organizational and technical issues and requirements to develop an RFP to address this proposal."
Status 2003: "Not Done"
Status 2004: "Launched"

Gothamist was also amused by the pithy initiative, "Do not raise taxes," which has been "Reconsidered" in both 2003 and 2004.


The mayor's press conference about the accountability report occured at 79th Street and New Utrecht Avenue Subway Station, where the Mayor met a Brooklyn man, Anthony Santa Maria during his 2001 campaigning; Santa Maria questioned any elected officials ability to keep their promises and thus served as "inspiration for the report" and as a great device for the press conference yesterday (pictured, right). The NY Times says that while the announcement of the report with Santa Maria was "political theater," the report is "rigorously apolitical, since rather than trumpet the biggest accomplishments first, it lists everything alphabetically by city agency." The Daily News' Michael Goodwin says in an editorial that "Mike is growing on us" in a good way - not a scary mold way.

Read the Campaign Accountability Statement. And below is a chart of the Mayor's progress with his campaign promises.