Mayor announces week of furloughs for Mayor’s Office employees during budget crisis

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that New York City will issue a week of furloughs for Mayor’s Office employees.

News 12 Staff

Sep 16, 2020, 5:17 PM

Updated 1,351 days ago

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that New York City will issue a week of furloughs for Mayor’s Office employees.
The mayor says members of his entire office, including himself, will be furloughed for a week beginning in October to help fight the city’s budget crisis.
By doing this, in addition to savings from the adopted budget, that mayor says it will represent a 12% cut to the Fiscal Year 2021 Mayor’s Office budget.
“This is a painful step, but it shows just how committed we are to responsible budgeting and leading the city through these challenging times. Today’s announcement makes it clear we need Albany to step up, too. We need our partners in the state government to give New York City long term borrowing authority,” says Mayor de Blasio.
Mayor de Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray and nearly 500 others will take their unpaid furlough sometime between October and March.


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