Justin Wood Urges NYC Council to Invest in Climate Justice, Job Creation, Public Health and Equity Goals in FY2025 Budget

March 13, 2024

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NYLPI Director of Policy Justin Wood delivered testimony to New York City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings regarding the FY2025 Preliminary Budget.

“The New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO) has projected a budget surplus that is $2.8 billion higher than the Mayor’s Office of  Budget and Management (OMB). IBO also estimates $2.4 billion less in spending on asylum seekers than what is reflected in the Administration’s estimates across 2024 and 2025. Similarly, the Council’s own forecast shows substantially more revenue than estimated by OMB. Now is not the time to retreat from our city’s climate, job creation, public health, and equity goals, including the achievement of rapid reductions in emissions from buildings.”

Read the full testimony here.

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