On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce that he is faking his own staff at City Hall, including himself.
The policy would affect 495 mayoral staff members, who must take an unpaid, furlough in a week at some point between October and March 2021. Furloff administrative assistants to Mr. Will apply to everyone until de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane’s office. McCray.
The mayor intended to work during the work without his salary, his spokesman said.
Facing $ 9 billion, a two-year revenue shortfall due to Coronavirus’s impact on the economy, Mr. de Blasio closed the city’s budget this year with $ 1 billion in unspecified labor savings.
He warned that he should lay off 22,000 employees, work with the city, failing to find such savings; The state should fail to give New York City the right to finance its operations with $ 5 billion in long-term debt; Or should fail to provide assistance to the federal government.
So far, his efforts to convince Albany to act have fallen on deaf ears. Therefore, consider his pleas for assistance from the federal government.
The furloughs would gain $ 860,000 in anticipated savings, but the move has symbolic implications and could be a precursor to similar maneuvers to eliminate the budget.
Mr. De Blasio’s spokesman, Bill Nehardt, described it as “an important gesture that assures City Hall that the sacrifices are recognized that we must make across the board if we don’t get an incentive or a loan.”
Citizen Budget Commission Chairman Andrew Rein argued that six months into this crisis, the mayor should have prepared an efficiency plan and work force reduction plan in advance, and that labor and management had already found it important to find a Have come along Savings.
“It would be great if it helped dislike that inertia,” Mr. Rein said. “It’s hard to say if it will happen.”
Originally, Mr. de Blasio warned that the layoffs would begin in October, but in late August, he backed away from that time. They have not yet set a new deadline by which unions must provide savings and average layoffs.
In addition to the approximately 24,000 New York City residents who have been killed by coronoviruses, the epidemic has dealt a deep blow to the city’s economy, and the tax revenue upon which its budget depends. By July, the city had lost at least 1 million jobs. New York’s Independent Budget Office has estimated that with job gains tied to the gradual reopening of New York later, the city will still lose 564,200 jobs by the end of the year.
Even though the city receives $ 1 billion in labor savings, its budgetary problems are far from over.
The budget faces the prospect of $ 2.3 billion in state education cuts – and possibly a possible loss of 9,000 education jobs – on top of the possibility that it would be too heavily borne by the state’s monumental budget shortfall. It also includes what experts say about the New York Police Department’s savings.
By adding fuel to the economic fire, the metro system that underpins the city’s economy is facing financial havoc of its own.
Under Mr. de Blasio, the size of the city’s government and its budget has increased dramatically, as have the services provided by the city. He often notes that some of that development is tied to his universal pre-K program, which is widely regarded as his greatest mayoral achievement.