Recent Posts
NYC Blogs
Click here for a list of NYC blogs
Newsfeeds
Search This Blog

Bloomberg's 2011 Budget Cuts
January 28th, 2010

Calling the city’s fiscal situation “worrisome,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg released a $63.64 billion budget for fiscal year 2011 this afternoon that takes a hard line on labor and cuts $1.6 billion from city agencies.

Bloomberg’s proposal cuts $500 million from agencies this fiscal year and another $1.1 billion from next year’s budget. The cuts from this fiscal year have already been implemented, Bloomberg said. Under Bloomberg’s budget, the city’s workforce would be reduced by 5,177 over those two fiscal years — about three-quarters is expected to come from attrition. The mayor also suggested starting to tax aviation fuel, which could add $169 million to the city’s sales tax revenue in the next fiscal year.

In response to the cuts, the mayor said, “Don’t measure the quality of city services by the quantity of city services.”

Under the mayor’s plan, controllable city services, which do not include health and pension costs, would fall by 1.8 percent from fiscal year 2010, which ends in June. These cuts are the seventh round the administration has taken since 2007.

Here are some examples from the mayor’s proposal:

Libraries:
Reduce Subsides to Library Systems: $12.9 million (10), $22.1 million (11)

Parks:
Close Four Pools and Shorten Outdoor Pool Season by Two Weeks: $1.4 million

Police:
Uniform Attrition of 892 Officers: $55.4 million
Reduction in Overtime Spending via Improved OT Management Strategies: $25 million (10), $50 million

Fire:
Eliminate Staffing of Four Additional Engine Companies: $5.6 million
Eliminate Fifth Firefighter on 60 Engine Companies: $7.9 million

DOT:
Increase Commercial Parking Rates from $2 to $2.50 Per Hour in Midtown Manhattan: $4.1 million

Finance:
Hire 29 Additional Tax Auditors to Increase Audit Revenue: $6.2 million (10), $13.1 million (11)

ACS:
Eliminate 32 Units in Protective Services Increasing Caseload Average to 10.6 from 9.5: $5.9 million

HRA:
Reduce by 248 Direct City Case Management Staff at HIV/AIDS Services Administration: $4.2 million

Homeless:
Close a 24 Hour Drop-In Center in Manhattan: $1.0 million (10), $2.4 million (11)

Health:
Eliminate Nurse Coverage for Elementary Schools with Less than 300 Students: $3.1 million

Correction:
Reduction of 291 Uniformed Positions through Increased Staffing Efficiencies: $8.1 million (10), $26.9 million (11)

Juvenile:
Reduce Utilization of Detention Capacity: $5.0 million

By on January 28, 2010, 2:27 pm
In category: Albany,City Hall,Electoral Politics,Gotham City,Public Finance | 4 Comments »

| More

RSS Feed RSS Feed


4 Responses to “Bloomberg's 2011 Budget Cuts”

  1. Larry Littlefield Says:
    January 29th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Our real situation will become clear in mid-2011.

  2. cat Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Hello, just wanted to say, I liked this blog post. It was funny. Keep on posting!

  3. cats Says:
    March 19th, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Incredible story there. What happened after? Good luck!

  4. Tod Stray Says:
    March 28th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    This is a really really good site article, im delighted I came across it. Ill be back down the track to check out other articles that

Leave a Reply

Gotham Gazette the Place for Politics and Policy

Gotham Gazette is published by Citizens Union Foundation and is made possible by support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Altman Foundation,the Fund for the City of New York and donors to Citizens Union Foundation. Please consider supporting Citizens Union Foundation's public education programs. Critical early support to Gotham Gazette was provided by the Charles H. Revson Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

RSS Feed