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.

4 comments:

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.