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NYC Mayor Adams Cuts School and NYPD Budgets Due to Migrant Crisis

NYC Mayor Adams Cuts School and NYPD Budgets Due to Migrant Crisis

Adams said, “Without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will be only the beginning.”

New York City Mayor Eric Adams admitted he had to cut the NYPD and school budgets due to the migrant crisis.

The cuts to the NYPD include a hiring freeze:

Mayor Eric Adams announced painful budget cuts to New York City services on Thursday that would freeze police hiring and close libraries on Sunday and warned that more cuts would be necessary without additional federal funding to manage the migrant crisis.

The budget cuts would bring the number of Police Department officers below 30,000, slash the Education Department budget by $1 billion over two years and delay the rollout of composting in the Bronx and Staten Island — one of the mayor’s signature initiatives to address rats and climate change. The cuts would also weaken two popular programs: summer school and universal prekindergarten.

The police union president slammed Adams’ decision. The cuts include school safety agents:

The police union president, Patrick Hendry, said that the police hiring freeze — which city officials said involved postponing five classes of new officers — would make New Yorkers less safe.

“This is truly a disaster for every New Yorker who cares about safe streets,” he said. “Cops are already stretched to our breaking point, and these cuts will return us to staffing levels we haven’t seen since the crime epidemic of the ’80s and ’90s. We cannot go back there.”

Mr. Adams had said on Tuesday that eliminating a new class of 250 school safety agents would mean that schools would be “leaning into parents and parent groups to do some volunteerism.” He said that he would do everything he could to keep schools safe with fewer resources.

My brother put it perfectly:

At least Adams places the blame where it belongs instead of Texas: The Biden administration.

Adams said, “Without the significant and timely support we need from Washington, D.C., today’s budget will be only the beginning.”

Maybe you shouldn’t declare your city a sanctuary city. Now you all know what the small towns in Texas go through daily.

The migrant children helped boost enrollment at NYC Public Schools.

More students, but the Education Department has budget cuts:

Only a day earlier, Mr. Adams had celebrated the first increase in student enrollment at New York City public schools in eight years — due largely to an influx of migrants from the southern border. For the current school year, enrollment increased about 1 percent — or roughly 8,000 students — bringing the total number of students to 915,000.

Now city schools will be making cuts at a moment when educators say they need more resources to help the new students and also continue academic recovery following pandemic school closures. City officials said that the Education Department would be cut by $547 million this fiscal year and $600 million next year. In addition to making cuts to the Summer Rising summer program for middle school students and eliminating thousands of spots for universal prekindergarten for 3-year-olds, community schools are being cut by $10 million in the current fiscal year.

Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, said that 653 schools would be forced to make midyear budget cuts — roughly 43 percent of the school system.

Fox News interviewed a man who saw illegal immigrants walk through his backyard like it’s no big deal.

Also, if you didn’t spend so much in the first place, you wouldn’t have to make such drastic cuts.

It’s not hard to be fiscally responsible. Then again, it is easy when it’s not your money.

Maybe the budget cuts will wake up some people. STOP SPENDING.


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NYC mayor needs to cut something else – about four inches below his pie-hole.

Think of Texas


He’s just doing this to get fed money

Our money

    Ghostrider in reply to gonzotx. | November 16, 2023 at 10:52 pm

    Actually, the way New York Democrats look at revenue shortfalls leading to budget cuts is well…just keep suing the pants off Donald Trump and settle for hundreds of millions to cover the deficits.

A total clown, a profile in incompetence.
He’s attempting the Washington Monument ploy to blackmail the federal government.
What a rookie. He’ll be lucky not to end up Epsteined.

They have all his computers n phones
They might “find” something

“Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone”

Reality: AnY tYpE oF cRiSiS.

Leftists: Cut essential services first! – because there’s no other lesser budget items we can possibly consider.

**clown world**

There is an old saying that is becoming more popular and it is, “Elections have consequences”. It is hard for brain-dead Democrats to actually think before voting but maybe between Biden and Adams, they may finally see the light!

    Ghostrider in reply to inspectorudy. | November 16, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    Not quite. New Yorkers voted to defund the police, so that might be okay with that part of the budget cut. But, the Mayor’s message won’t be read until teachers are laid off.

    wendybar in reply to inspectorudy. | November 17, 2023 at 5:03 am

    I doubt it. They would rather suffer, than to vote for another party. They are brainwashed.

      CommoChief in reply to wendybar. | November 17, 2023 at 8:26 am

      For many leftists I suspect you are correct. Given the rise in crime, loss in tax revenue, declines in basic municipal services with more to come, hollowed out commercial real estate, some wealthier taxpayers along with a larger # of productive workers departing NYC to be replaced by illegal aliens who suck up scarce resources and now the Cray Cray of folks supporting Hamas ….some few leftists may at least have second thoughts about their voting choices.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | November 16, 2023 at 11:02 pm

Illegal aliens over citizens on our own sovereign territory.

What more does anyone need to know?

caseoftheblues | November 17, 2023 at 6:57 am

And yet they will easily find and allocate the funds needed to provide special services to illegals in schools while cutting basic education services to citizens, extraordinary medical services illegals want probably up to and including sex change operations while US citizens on Medicare and Medicaid are denied basic needed healthcare services and drugs, free legal services to illegals etc etc etc

Stop greeting and processing and providing for these people. The problem, of necessity, would then end before any legal action or federal force could gain traction.

Why not just remain in mexico instead? Its cheaper.

I miss New York City. I guess we can expect this whenever a Progressive is in charge…I miss the Guiliani days when law and order ruled.

Not a major issue. The Police are useless, because almost all arrestees are immediately released, and if they ever come to trial, get minimal sentences. All they actually do is protect politicians, elite neighborhoods, rioters, and illegals.
As for the school budget, I am so sad. How will the poor children be indoctrinated with wokeism? It’s not as if they will lose any useful education, because they are not getting any now.
Meanwhile, the criticism that Adams leveled at Obama’s open-border policy brought down the wrath of the DOJ upon him. It doesn’t seem that Obama will be overly eager to shower NYC with money to bail it out.
What cheerful news.

JackinSilverSpring | November 17, 2023 at 10:08 am

New Yorkers must love their criminals:
No-bail laws;
Difficult to own a firearm;
Prosecution of victims who defend themselves;
Neutered police who do the minimum;
Fewer police to do any policing.

I have no empathy for New Yorkers. They voted for the people implementing these policies.

I remember when a full NYPD force was 44,000 officers. It is chaos on the streets now, what’s coming will be a lot worse.

One way of getting a dead-beat nonpaying tenant to move is to pay them $$$$.

I hate saying this, but it may work:

Pay each illegal $$$ and a plane ticket.

Problem solved.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | November 17, 2023 at 12:15 pm

Many military age males on the west coast decided to go back to their home country when they found out that Americans would not pay for their free lifestyle. Perhaps Adam’s needs to do the same.

If the illegal invaders don’t get handouts, they will leave on their own accord.

But American taxpayers should not be footing the bill for any sanctuary cities. Live with the shit you voted for.

How does this serve the needs of the citizens and taxpayers of NYC?


Sounds like they’re just now learning what they’ve been warned about for years.