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Full budget restoration supports return and preservation of weekend service, opening of renovated branches and bolstered collections

New York – Today,New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, Council Members, leaders from the Brooklyn, New York, and Queens Public Library systems, and library patrons celebrated the funding restorations in the budget that return full library service at neighborhood branches across all five boroughs of the city.

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Budget restores and invest over $1 billion for full library service, cultural institutions, education programs, and parks; advances comprehensive plan and funding to fix early childhood education system; and adds $2 billion to create and preserve more affordable homes

City Hall, NY – Speaker Adrienne Adams, Finance Committee Chair Justin Brannan, and Members of the New York City Council voted today to adopt the $112.4 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025.

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Over $1 billion added into budget for restorations of library service, cultural institutions, education programs, and parks; advances comprehensive plan and funding to fix early childhood education system; $2 billion to create and preserve more affordable homes

City Hall, NY – Speaker Adrienne Adams, Finance Committee Chair Justin Brannan, and Council Members joined Mayor Eric Adams to announce an agreement on a $112.4 billion budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025.

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NEW YORK –New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced the full restoration of funding to libraries and cultural institutions in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2025 Budget. A total of $58.3 million will be restored to the three New York City public library systems, while $53 million will be restored to cultural institutions through the Cultural Institutions Group and Cultural Development Fund recipients.

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“A Charter Revision Commission is a serious process that should provide legitimate ways for the public to raise issues and improve the City Charter. The undertaking by this Commission, as evidenced by this product, is wholly unserious. Via the Preliminary Staff Report, the Commission has shown a lack of understanding of the legislative process, the charter, and the law, or is intentionally failing to provide the public with total clarity.

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With the elimination of 7-day service already affecting the three library systems, further cuts threaten to eliminate Saturday service, staffing, programs, and other services

New York – With the looming June 30th deadline approaching, New York City Council Members, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), the Queens Public Library (QPL), New York Public Library (NYPL), and library supporters and advocates rallied at the BPL’s Walt Whitman Branch and QPL’s Flushing Branch to call on Mayor Adams to fully restore $58.3 million in funding for all three library systems in the Fiscal Year 2025 city budget.

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Cuts threatens staff, programming, and services at hundreds of arts and culture organizations long-term

City Hall, NY – With a looming June 30 city budget deadline, New York City Council leaders, joined by many iconic and community-based New York City arts and cultural institutions, rallied at City Hall to call on Mayor Adams’ Administration to prioritize fully restoring cuts to arts and culture in the budget.

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Contends that any comprehensive review of city’s constitution focused on fiscal responsibility and public safety should consider two proposals – one to expand budget transparency and other to ensure adequate CCRB budget

City Hall, NY – Today, New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams submitted written testimony to the Charter Revision Commission, urging the Commission to follow through on its obligation to undertake a serious and thorough review of the entire City Charter and adequately engage the public.

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