New York Metropolis Mayor Eric Adams vowed Wednesday to battle his personal Metropolis Corridor — once more — after he was ticketed for rats at his Brooklyn townhouse.
A metropolis well being division inspector had issued two new summonses final month, simply someday after the Democratic mayor appeared remotely earlier than a listening to officer on Dec. 6 to get a $300 summons for rats at his property dismissed.
“A rat burrow was observed along the ledge of the fenceline at front right,” the inspector wrote. ”Recent rat droppings have been noticed in entrance of the rubbish bins within the yard at entrance proper.”
Not true, Adams insisted. “I have a camera at the house, and I looked back on that date,” he stated. “My yard is clean. My garbage is in containers. I go there, I sweep up. My place is clean.”
An administrative listening to on the brand new summonses is scheduled for Jan. 12, and Adams stated he would plead his case as soon as once more. “I encourage any New Yorker: You get a summons, you feel it was done unjustly, go and fight it,” Adams stated. “And that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to follow the process.”
Adams was requested about rats at an unrelated information convention after the Daily News reported the most recent violations. The mayor, who had made rat eradication a key coverage objective for the town, stated he’s equally dedicated to ridding his personal home of the pests.
“I spent $7,000 to do rat mitigation,” he stated. “You have to be really scared of rats to spend $7,000.”