On Tuesday, May 14, the City Council Committees on Finance and Parks & Recreation will hold a public hearing to look at the Executive Budget for NYC Parks. The Mayor’s office released the Executive Budget last week (this is the 2 iteration of the City budget that is released each spring). Although we were pleased to see the City Council embrace much of our campaign’s ask in their formal response the Mayor, we are troubled to report that none of the Play Fair Coalition’s budget asks were included in the Mayor’s most recent draft of the budget.
It is more critical than ever that we show the City that it must step up and meaningfully increase the budget for Parks, and we need you to join us again at City Hall.
We will be holding another rally on the Steps of City Hall on Tuesday, May 14 at 12pm. We are encouraging all Rally participants to join us in City Hall at 1pm for the Budget Hearing itself. While there isn’t a chance to testify at this hearing, your presence in the room will help show the Mayor’s office and the City Council that we are paying close attention to the budget for NYC Parks.
What: Play Fair Rally & City Council Executive Budget Hearing
When: Tuesday, May 14
1pm – 2pm: City Council Executive Budget Hearing (no public testimony)
Where: Steps of City Hall
Please try to arrive by 11:30am to City Hall to clear security. You can RSVP here, and spread the word to members of your organizations! (Note: you do not need a ticket to attend the Rally, but your RSVP will help us anticipate turnout.)