Statement from City Council Member Mark Levine on NYC's FY 2018 Budget

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** June 2nd, 2017
Contact: Jake Sporn // 917-842-5748 // jsporn@council.nyc.gov

City Hall, NY-- “This budget proves that our City is answering the challenges of the Trump era by delivering real wins for New Yorkers. For the fourth year in a row, thanks to the extraordinarily effective leadership of Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Finance Chair Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, we’ve passed a budget that makes New York a more fair, more equitable City for all.”

“We were able to increase funding for everything from more support for our seniors, to better equipment for our firefighters, to school lunches and after school programs for our children. And as Chair of the Committee on Parks, I’m particularly relieved the Council was able to save 150 critical parks maintenance workers after yet another year of the budget dance.”

“With the assault on New York City being waged by a reckless and hostile administration in Washington, New Yorkers should be relieved and proud their City has put together a budget that protects our values while investing in our future.”

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