Mayor Adams to Announce Massive Budget Cuts Due to Nonstop Flood of Illegals
by M.C. Millman
Mayor Eric Adams is expected to update New York City this afternoon on the massive cuts he will be dealing across the City in what appears to be a first step in the self-fulfilling prophecy uttered by the mayor in September, saying the illegal migrant crisis "will destroy New York City" as reported by BoroPark24 here.
And while the mayor told CBS New York, "I am not going to do anything that's going to impact public safety in this city, I've made that clear over and over again," part of the expected cuts include NYPD's next police academy class of 250. The axing of new recruits comes at a time when the NYPD has already been decimated by the loss of 3,000 officers since 2019, which they are struggling to replace with little success.
"This is going to turn the NYPD staffing crisis into a public safety disaster," Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Hendry says, according to the New York Post. Hendry's statement is in direct contrast to the mayor's own words that his cuts won't impact the safety of the City.
The expected cuts will apply to every single City agency, all of which will see their budget shrink by 5%, with another 5% cut in January and the possibility of another 5% cut in May.
"We are very concerned," Avi Greenstein, CEO of the Boro Park JCC tells BoroPark24, "of what the effects of such a cut might be on top of what is already an inflationary crisis. We are seeing visible cuts in the workforce. There are fewer jobs and higher inflation, which is a big concern. We implore the mayor to sit down with social service agencies. Let us be part of the conversation so we will not be forced to cut the lifeline of so many New Yorkers."
- $2.1 billion from education
- $1.4 billion from the Department of Social Services
- $800 million from Homeless Services
- $300 million from FDNY
- $200 million from New York City hospitals
The mayor's address is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today.