May 9, 2016
Thank you to everyone who signed our letter to the mayor and City Council! The letter has been submitted, but our budget advocacy work continues. In Spring 2017 we will release our priorities for the fiscal year 2018 city budget, and will have another opportunity for folks to add their name and show their support for NYC parks.
Mayor de Blasio and the City Council are just weeks away from finalizing the city budget, and they still haven't included the funding New York City needs to make all of our parks great. We're calling on City Hall to ensure that our parks are well-maintained through the creation of permanent, full-time green jobs - a win-win for all New Yorkers. We're also asking for the creation of new parkland in growing neighborhoods that already lack adequate open space, and increased funding for community gardens across the city.