NYLCV Reacts To Mayor Adams’ Preliminary FY25 Budget

Praises Mayor For Reversing Certain Budget Cuts; Urges Him To Restore Full Funding To Front-line Environmental Agencies and Programs

We are pleased that Mayor Adams reversed course on several of his proposed November budget cuts that would have struck a devastating blow to the city’s front-line environmental agencies including the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Sanitation. If, however, the mayor’s remaining cuts for these and other environmental agencies like the Department of Environmental Protection are put in place, it will cost hundreds of jobs, delay the implementation of key programs, and threaten the city’s ability to maintain our parks and reduce waste across the five boroughs. Budgets reflect priorities and we believe the mayor and the City Council are committed to fighting climate change and protecting our environment, which is why we look forward to working with them to increase funding for parks to 1% of the city’s budget and to fully fund environmental programs such as LL97, the NYC Streets Plan, and the citywide curbside composting program. 

01.18.24 // AUTHOR: Devin Callahan //