Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine's Statement on Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Agreement

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22

CONTACT: Tyrone Stevens 917-842-5748 / tstevens@council.nyc.gov


New York - “I am thrilled that the City Council has restored funding for gardeners and maintenance workers--saving 150 vitally needed jobs, and protecting a critical resource for parks in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. I am also excited that we will be extending the beach season, allowing countless New Yorkers to enjoy these resources for a week past Labor Day," said Council Member Mark Levine.

"I am disappointed the budget does not provide additional funds for community gardens, playground staff, mid-sized parks, and other important needs our park system faces. I look forward to continuing to work with the Mayor and my colleagues in the Council to bring greater resources to a park system that has been underfunded for far too long."

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