Coupled with a basic failure at city level — Mayor Eric Adams has now demanded that city-wide agencies implement at least 5% budget cuts.
As expected, the ongoing migrant crisis sparked at the southern border and later dumped on New York City is having consequences.
According to the Mayor’s office, all city agencies are being asked to endure 5% budget cuts in order for the city to continue its balancing act of operating NYC and caring for the migrants at the same time.
“Since the large influx of asylum seekers to our city began last spring, we have warned New Yorkers that every city service could be impacted by this crisis if we did not get the support we needed,” Adams said in a statement.
“Coupling the costs of a national crisis that has fallen onto New York City with COVID funding that is running out and reduced revenue growth, our city’s financial future may be at risk if we do not act.
It is the latest in a series of pleas from the city which was already dealing with rampant homelessness and a stomach turning rise in major drug use.