Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

The City Council passed a $92.8 billion budget on June 19 of this year. After months of tough negotiations, the council worked together to expand equity and resources for students and teachers, libraries, parks, sanitation services, reproductive access for all, and so much more.

Thanks to Council Member Margaret S. Chin's efforts, the budget included a historic across-the-board $15 million investment in senior center meals funding and a total of $4.4 million in City Council enhancements for existing senior initiatives. 

“With the older population anticipated to boom within the next several years, our City cannot ignore the urgency of securing food justice for all New Yorkers, especially as more and more seniors rely on their local senior center for their only nutritious meal of the day," said Council Member Chin, Chair of the Committee on Aging.  "Our City budget will provide much-needed relief to the senior center providers and kitchen staffers working at the frontlines to ensure no senior goes hungry."

 

You can find more information about the City Council's role in the budget process, or regarding applications for Council funding: https://council.nyc.gov/budget/

More questions about budget? Contact Gigi Li, Chief of Staff, gli@council.nyc.gov

Fiscal Year 2018 Budget

The City Council passed a $89.2 billion budget on June 11 of this year. The budget included half-priced Metro Cards for low-income New Yorkers, funding to make public schools more accessible for disabled people, and increased baseline funding for a wide variety of projects for our seniors.

Due to the efforts of Council Member Margaret S. Chin, the chair of the Council's Committee on Aging, the budget will include $23 million in baseline funding for the Council Member's "Year of the Senior".  

I commend Council Speaker Corey Johnson for his steadfast commitment to support our city’s seniors," said Council Member Chin. "In the days leading to the passage of the budget, we will continue to fight to make sure that the voices of these seniors are heard and that their needs aren’t neglected.”

You can find more information about the City Council's role in the budget process, or regarding applications for Council funding: https://council.nyc.gov/budget/

More questions about budget? Contact Gigi Li, Chief of Staff, gli@council.nyc.gov

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