New York 1: Shaun Donovan Trashes de Blasio on Issue of Garbage Pickup

Shaun Donovan may be running against a crowded field of Democratic candidates, but on Friday, he was taking on a different Democrat: Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“Our current mayor believes that everything is ideological, everything is political,” Donovan said during a press conference outside a Sanitation Department garage in East Williamsburg.

Donovan, the former housing secretary and budget director under President Barack Obama, says de Blasio has failed to keep the streets clean and fallen short on a pledge to slash the amount of waste shipped out of the city.

Donovan would introduce a plan he calls CleanStat, which would use data to target garbage block by block.

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