CBS NEWS – New York Mayor Eric Adams is looking to pay someone with “a virulent vehemence for vermin” as much as $170,000 a year to fill the role of the Big Apple’s new rat czar.
“There’s NOTHING I hate more than rats,” Adams said in posting on social media on Thursday.
“If you have the drive, determination and killer instinct needed to fight New York City’s relentless rat population — then your dream job awaits.”
A background in urban planning, project management or government work would also help seal the deal, with the newly created job paying $120,000 to $170,000 a year, according to the listing posted by the mayor’s office.
Formally known as the director of rodent mitigation, the high-visibility leadership role requires “stamina and stagecraft,” according to the job description … READ MORE.
“The ideal candidate is highly motivated and somewhat bloodthirsty”
‘Rats don’t run our city, New Yorkers do’: Adams signs bills to fight rats
By Victoria Manna New York City, Nov. 18, 2022
NY1.COM – If you’re a New Yorker, you probably have a rat story.
“I commute on Citi Bike to my business on 20th from Murray Hill and on my ride I encounter two to three dead roadkill rats a day,” said Manhattan resident Edwin Pabon.
“Walking with Pearl, my dog. All of a sudden, a rat will come out of nowhere and she’ll just lunge at it. Having my left arm yanked out,” said Manhattan resident, John Tobin.
But on Friday, Mayor Adams signed new legislation in hopes that New Yorkers will have less of those stories to tell.
“Today we’re making it clear that the rats don’t run this city, New Yorkers do,” Adams said.
The four pieces of legislation drafted by the City Council require the Health Department to issue an annual report on the success of rat mitigation measures in rat mitigation zones, developers must have exterminators on construction sites, buildings with two or more rodent-specific code violations have to use approved rodent-resistant containers for at least two years … READ MORE.