Breaking News – Mayor rejects plan to boost park funding

By Len Maniace

Mayor de Blasio’s spending plan for the city omitted a City Council proposal to increase park spending by $27.5 million aimed at narrowing the gap between New York’s have and have-not parks.

The mayor’s proposed city budget is not all bad news for parks. It would continue an $80 million increase in park spending instituted by the Bloomberg administration.

And the mayor’s budget is not the last word. The mayor and City Council have until the start of the new fiscal year, July 1, to reach an agreement on park spending and the overall budget. Here’s the full report on proposed park spending by Dana Rubinstein for Capital New York.

 

 

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About lenmaniace

Award-winning writer and editor who has worked as a journalist and a corporate communications professional specializing in environmental sustainability and public health policy. Experience includes successful media outreach for a Manhattan publicity firm. Board member and president of a community-based nonprofit. Founder and leader of a series of successful park, art and environmental programs in Jackson Heights, Queens, one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the nation’s most diverse city. * Executive Editor at Elsevier, a leading scientific and medical publisher. * Publicist, Media Advisor, Social Media Manager (part-time) at Monteiro & Co., a book-marketing company that specializes in business management, economics and politics. * Reporter (part-time) at the New York Post, specializing in breaking news in the world’s most competitive media market. * Senior Writer and Editor at The Journal News/LoHud.com, Gannett’s daily news outlet in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties. Specialized in health policy and environmental sustainability issues * President the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, a volunteer nonprofit civic organization in Queens, N.Y. Leader of its innovative environmental sustainability programs, including the Green Agenda for Jackson Heights.
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