Friday, April 9, 2010

Bloomberg backs off cop layoffs

Bloomberg guarantees no police layoffs in next budget

Mayor Michael Bloomberg guarantees New York City will not lay off police officers in the next fiscal year.

Bloomberg said on his radio show Friday that the only thing he can promise about the next budget is that officers will be spared from layoffs.

The city is waiting for the state to pass a budget to know how much aid it will get. Agency heads have all been asked to shrink their budgets in preparation for big cuts.

The governor’s original plan called for cuts of more than $1 billion to New York City.

Bloomberg had initially said thousands of police officers might have to be laid off. Now he says that won’t happen.

He said the No. 1 priority is to keep the streets safe.

If that was his number one priority, we wouldn't have a sanctuary city. He also wouldn't pressure the NYPD to come up with phony stats to make himself look good.


Detective McNutty said...

I would expect him to layoff fireman rather than police officers. Cops make money for the city and the mayor sees fire houses as an expense that can be budgeted. To everyone traveling around the 57th to 62nd street area in Manhattan on the East side be careful. The police are swarming that area just to fill the coffers. What's weird is that the traffic agents and police do not harass the vehicles in front of the Bloomberg building

Anonymous said...

History shows that without full Police, fire and sanitation coverage, the city will burn unabated with a mass exodus not seen since the late 1950's rush out of Brooklyn, Bronx and upper Manhattan to elsewhere.

Crime ridden and burning garbage won't cut it.

Mike Bloomschmuck said...

The developers get the $$$. YOU lose!