We wanted to send an update to the Play Fair Coalition in light of today’s announcement of the FY21 Executive Budget. While this is not the final iteration of the City budget, it is an important signal of where the Mayor’s office is placing its priorities and looking to make savings during the current crisis.
Unsurprisingly, there are steep overall cuts to the budget for NYC Parks proposed in the FY21 Executive Budget. Some of the budget cuts that have been publicly mentioned are the following:
What is not as clear at this time is the impact on staffing for the agency. As we dig into the details on the proposed FY21 Executive Budget, we remain committed to the idea that NYC Parks will need critical staffing for maintenance and operations in the coming months and the year ahead.
You can read NY4P’s statement on the FY21 Executive Budget here: Statement on Mayor’s Executive Budget for Parks