The New York City Mayor, Eric Adams, who belongs to the Democratic party, is currently in a phase of aggressively reducing the budget, and he doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Recently, most of the city's agencies received letters from the Mayor's Office instructing them to implement further budget cuts. This action is being taken as the city is experiencing an exceptional influx of immigrants, and it's projected that the expenses of providing services to asylum seekers will mount up to approximately $4.3 billion within this fiscal year and the next.
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As per Politico, Mayor Adams has instructed the city's departments to reduce their budgets by 4% for the upcoming fiscal year, which will commence on July 1. These cuts must be finalized within a time span of 10 days, and submissions are due by April 14. Jacques Jiha, who serves as the Director of the New York City Mayor's Office of Management and Budget, has stated that the budget cuts must not include layoffs and should try to minimize their impact on essential services.
According to a statement by Mayoral Press Secretary Jonah Allon, the American economy is reportedly weakening, leading to a deceleration in tax revenue growth. Mayor Adams seems to be attributing the budget crisis in New York City to this factor, but in reality, the blame lies squarely on him.
Since his inauguration, Mayor Adams has been implementing left-leaning policies that have attracted illegal immigrants to the city. As a result, taxpayers are now bearing the cost of expensive social services that these migrants utilize. It's unacceptable that the Mayor has chosen to prioritize illegal immigrants over American citizens, especially when the city is already struggling with economic difficulties.
According to Politico, this is the third cost-saving measure that the Adams administration has imposed. The Department of Education and the City University of New York have been instructed to reduce their budgets by 3% instead of the initial 4%. In March, Mayor Adams launched a program that enables undocumented immigrants to secure jobs in the city, and as per the Mayor's office, the city was already providing assistance to over 30,000 migrants at the time. It appears that Mayor Adams won't realize the consequences of his actions until it's too late for the taxpayers of New York City.