Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing more than $25 million in cuts to senior services in New York City.
The fate of more than a hundred senior centers in New York City is hanging in the balance, and that has a lot of older New Yorkers concerned. The Bloomberg administration is threatening closings because of proposed state budget cuts.
Mayor Bloomberg plans to slash $3.3 million from the elderly-case-management program as part of a sweeping budget cut proposal.
Mayor Bloomberg's proposal would trim $35 million off the department's budget for next year.
The proposed cuts would require some full-time staff to work only nine months, a 15% decrease in hiring of seasonal staff, and increases in fees for tennis court permits, ball field permits, and recreation center memberships.