Monday, June 27, 2011

Firehouses and Teachers Likely Saved from NYC Budget Cuts

After countless hours of disruption, protests and marches, Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council managed to work out a budget Friday that doesn't require the firing of more than 4,000 teachers and the closing of 20 fire companies. Which was a really stupid idea in the first place, Mayor.

Here's a quote from Borough President Marty Markowitz:

“On this historic day in New York State, I applaud Mayor Bloomberg and his staff at City Hall, Council Speaker Quinn, Finance Chair Recchia and the entire City Council for their leadership in finalizing a balanced, on-time budget that saves 20 firehouses - including eight in Brooklyn - and many of our teachers. This was achieved despite fiscal challenges that seemed insurmountable at times, and I look forward to reviewing details of the spending plan in the coming days to see what other impacts it will have on Brooklyn and City residents.”

The Council expects to vote on the budget Tuesday.

Photo by MK Metz

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