NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams vowed on Wednesday to fight his own city hall again after getting ticketed for rats in his Brooklyn townhouse.
City health department inspectors issued two new subpoenas last month, just one day after the Democratic mayor. appeared remotely before the hearing officer On December 6, he dismissed a $300 subpoena for rats on his property.
“A mouse burrow was observed along the right front fence line ledge,” the inspector wrote. “Fresh rat droppings were found in front of the right front yard trash can.”
Not so, Adams argued. “I had a camera at home and looked back on the day,” he said. “My garden is clean. My garbage is in a container. I go there and clean it. My place is clean.”
An administrative hearing on the new subpoena is scheduled for Jan. 12, and Adams said he would resubmit his case. “I encourage all New Yorkers to go and fight if you get a subpoena and feel it has been wronged,” Adams said. “And that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going through the process.”
Adams was asked about rats at another press conference after the Daily News. I have reported the latest violation. The mayor who made rat extermination the key city policy goals, He said he is equally committed to ridding his home of pests.
“We spent $7,000 on rat mitigation,” he said. “You have to be really scared of rats to spend $7,000.”