From the Daily News:
Some of the layoffs of teachers and other city employees that were averted in tense budget negotiations last spring could be back on the table in the next few weeks.
Mayor Bloomberg's budget officials notified some City Council members Tuesday morning that they plan to order across-the-board budget cuts of every city agency - including the NYPD and the education department.
They plan to slash 2% from agency budgets in the current fiscal year that ends next June, two sources said.
The cuts are expected to save $500 million for the cash-strapped city.
Hizzoner also plans to propose much deeper whacks - a 6% slam - for next fiscal year to save $1.5 billion.
From Willets Point United:
Yes "cash strapped city" has an ominous ring to it, doesn't it? So why are we allowing the city to speculate with the Willets Point development when across the board cuts are chopping away at vital city services-even the police? And the shortfall is $1.5 billion: "Hizzoner also plans to propose much deeper whacks — a 6% slam — for next FY to save $1.5 billion."
But that's because Bloomberg the Mayor is such a sharp fiscal manager, right? Still, with all this cutting that's going on no one has asked the administration to put a number on the cost of Willets Point-looking more and more like Bloomberg's Solyndra.