New York City Mayor Announces A Furlough Week As City Faces Shortfall

New York City Mayor Costs de Blasio, revealed here last month in Brooklyn, states that he and employees in his workplace will take furloughs to minimize expenses.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, revealed here last month in Brooklyn, says that he and workers in his workplace will take furloughs to reduce costs.

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The week of furloughs for mayors workplace employees, along with other changes that were revealed in early summer season, will bring a 12% cut to the mayors office spending plan– a drop in the bucket for a city that faces what the office calls a $9 billion “toll on city revenue.”

“Here we are, in the middle of September. I could not have pictured no action by Washington, D.C., up to this point,” de Blasio stated, including that he took it as an “article of faith” that a second federal stimulus package would have shown up by now.

“There hasnt been, and I see no sign there will be for the remainder of this year,” the mayor included.

New York City has already cut $7 billion from the budget that was forecasted in February, de Blasios office stated in a declaration about the furlough plan. As it searches for ways to trim more costs, the mayors workplace says the city is working with labor groups to find methods to avoid layoffs.

De Blasio also called on the state federal government in Albany to enhance the citys capability to borrow cash to cover costs connected to the pandemic.

“This is an uncomfortable action, but it shows simply how devoted we are to accountable budgeting and leading the city through these tough times,” the mayor stated.

De Blasio faulted the federal and state governments for not doing more to alleviate the monetary burden on cities like his.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he and other personnel will take an unsettled furlough week, part of an effort to react to billions of dollars in lost revenue and reveal uniformity during the COVID-19 pandemic and related financial shutdowns.