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.
Shelters open for vulnerable populations at designated locations
Mayor Baraka Calls for Over Haul of University Hospital
Police, fire, and other uniformed emergency services will be unaffected
Developers will be required to set aside 20 percent of units as affordable housing;