The Office of the Mayor & Agencies encompass the Mayor's executive staff, deputy Mayors, aides, and special programs. Through his emphasis on cost savings, revenue creation, and innovation this staff creates greater opportunities for all Newarkers.
Provide Minority/Women Business Enterprises and Newark residents an opportunity to participate in the economic growth and development of the City of Newark. Ensure compliance on Tax Abatement/City Construction Projects through monitoring by enforcing the Affirmative Action Plan for Construction. Increase minority participation through outreach, partnering, one-on- one and joint ventures with other resource agencies.
Mayor Ras J. Baraka outlined a strategy he called "Occupy the Block" which is aimed at the crime in the city.A single city block is selected where he and others will "hold court" — setting up tables and chairs for chess, cards, and open discussion on anything from the city's youth to the violence they too often experience.
Historic collaboration coincides with the 50thAnniversary of the Newark Rebellion
Offenders will face criminal charges including fines for cleanup
Pro wrestlers will grapple in free matches to promote community safety and oppose drug use
The Baraka Train will consist of a citywide caravan throughout the city’s 5 wards.