City Council Almost Unanimously Passes Budget
By: NY1 News
By a 48-1 vote, the City Council passed a $63 billion municipal budget today.
The current fiscal plan includes no tax increases, no fire engine company closings and a reduction in library hours to five days a week. It also calls for at least 2,000 layoffs of municipal workers and the closing of up to 30 senior centers.
The 2011 spending plan utilizes more than $3 billion in surplus to help fill in budget gaps.
Only Brooklyn Councilman Charles Barron voted against the plan.
Bronx Councilman Larry Seabrook and Queen Councilman Thomas White were absent.