Mayoralty of Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg
Mayoralty of Michael Bloomberg
January 1, 2002 – December 31, 2013
PartyRepublican (2000–2007)
Independent[1] (2007–2013)
Election2001, 2005, 2009

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The mayoralty of Michael Bloomberg began on January 1, 2002, when Michael Bloomberg was inaugurated as the 108th mayor of New York City, and ended on December 31, 2013.

Bloomberg was known as a political pragmatist and for a managerial style that reflected his experience in the private sector. Bloomberg chose to apply a statistical approach to city management, appointing city commissioners based on their expertise and granting them wide autonomy in their decision-making. Breaking with 190 years of tradition, Bloomberg implemented a "bullpen" open plan office, reminiscent of a Wall Street trading floor, in which dozens of aides and managerial staff are seated together in a large chamber. The design was intended to promote accountability and accessibility.[2] At the end of Bloomberg's three terms, the New York Times said, "New York is once again a thriving, appealing city where [...] the crime rate is down, the transportation system is more efficient, the environment is cleaner."[3]

  1. ^ Kramer, Marcia (June 19, 2007). "Bloomberg Leaves GOP". wcbstv.com. WCBS-TV. Archived from the original on October 3, 2007. Retrieved June 20, 2007.
  2. ^ D. Eisenberg, "Mike Bloomberg/New York", Time, April 17, 2005
  3. ^ "Opinion | 12 Years of Mayor Bloomberg". The New York Times. New York City. December 29, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2018.

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