NYLPI Provides Comments to NYC Dept. of Sanitation, Shares Recommendations for Waste Reduction, Public Safety and Climate Goals

May 20, 2024

Climate and Energy Justice, Environmental Justice, Health Justice, News, Waste Equity

Justin Woods Testimony

NYLPI Director of Policy Justin Wood provided comments to the New York City Department of Sanitation regarding their Fiscal 2025 Year Budget.

“As you know, the Independent Budget Office (IBO) recently released an end of year analysis showing that the City will end up with a budget surplus of about $1.1 billion following a year of cuts to vital public services, understaffing of agencies that serve as our city’s social safety net and economic engine, and severe under-invest in proven solutions to systemic inequality and the monumental challenge of the climate crisis. Now is not the time to retreat from our city’s public health, equity, and sustainability goals. We are concerned that the proposed Sanitation budget will have ongoing negative impacts on our City’s waste reduction, public safety, and climate goals…”

Read Justin’s full comments here.

Photo: Justin Wood testifying at a past hearing. Credit: William Alatriste.

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