Tuesday, June 29, 2010

City budget passed

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.


mpineiro said...

We have surplus? This is madness.

Don't let Albany know. Or Bloomberg.

Anonymous said...

Damn, I thought it read state budget. Those clowns still haven't gotten their act together.

Gary the Agnostic said...

Thomas White was absent? Shocking. How terribly, terribly shocking.

Anonymous said...

it is a start. keep cutting or we go broke. unemployment is
10 to 17 % in n.y.c. if there is no private sector taxes paid,there is no public sector salaries or pensions in the future.