NYLCV Reacts to the NYC City Council’s FY25 Preliminary Budget Response

NYLCV applauds City Council Speaker Adams, Finance Chair Justin Brannan, and the entire City Council for prioritizing environmental protection and the climate fight in their FY25 Preliminary Budget Response. The Council’s call to reverse the Mayor’s devastating cuts to the Parks Department will restore hundreds of staff positions and fund key maintenance and restoration programs so all New Yorkers –  regardless of what neighborhood they live in – have access to clean and safe green space, while ensuring our parks can function as the green infrastructure we need them to be in this age of extreme whether. We also commend the Council for calling for funding community composting to help us reach our zero waste goal; the Fair Fares program to help achieve a more equitable and affordable mass transit system; the Vision Zero program, because we cannot accept the status quo when it comes to traffic fatalities; as well as their call to restore key funding for the Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ energy conservation and green energy projects. We look forward to working with the Council, the Administration, and advocates across the city to make sure the final FY25 budget supports these measures.