New York City’s top contenders vying to become the city’s next budget watchdog clashed in a final debate this week.
All eight candidates took part in the debate as to why they should be the next controller. The participants are Brian Benjamin, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Zachary Iscol, Corey Johnson, Brad Lander, Kevin Parker, Reshma Patel and David Weprin.
The Democratic Debate airs Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on NBC 4 New York and Telemundo 47, and is co-hosted by WNBC-TV, Telemundo 47 / WNJU-TV, POLITICO, Citizens Budget Commission and New York Urban League.
Panel moderators include 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. WNBC news anchor David Ushery, WNBC political reporter Melissa Russo, WNJU morning anchor and “Enfoque Nueva York” host Allan Villafana, and Sally Goldenberg, chief of the Politico New York City Hall office.
The debate was filmed from WNBC’s 30 Rockefeller Center Studios in strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, including temperature checks, rapid testing and social distancing.
The show will include a sign language interpreter and access to closed captioning for the hearing impaired. The show will also be translated into Spanish for WNJU audiences.
Advance polling sites close Sunday night before primary day on June 22.