Caucus FY17 Executive Budget Response


The Progressive Caucus believes that integral to pursuing a more just and equal New York requires a fair budget that maintains a commitment to strong City services and protects the most vulnerable. For this legislative term, the Caucus has also established the eleven-point ADVANCEMENT framework to outline our policy and budgetary goals, below.

With these considerations, Caucus members recognize important investments in the Administration’s FY17 Executive Budget including robust homelessness prevention efforts, healthcare services stabilization and parks maintenance increases. As we enter City Council’s Executive Budget hearings, we hope to continue work to ensure adequate funding for Caucus priorities below.

A – Affordable Housing Improvements
• Improve NYCHA Facilities
D – Defend Worker’s Rights
• Support Worker Cooperatives
V – Vital Investments in Public Services
• Improve Library Services
A – Address Employment Discrimination
• Commission on Human Rights
N – Neighborhood Fair Share Model
• Expand Citi Bike
C – Community Safety and Empowerment
• Expand the Summer Youth Employment Program
• Enhance the New York City Crisis Management System
• Alternatives to Incarceration
E – Expand & Modernize Democracy
• Student Voter Registration Day
M – Minimize Inequality
• Invest in Adult Literacy Programming
• Support Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities
• Foster Care Discharge Grants
• Eliminate All School Lunch Fees
• Citywide Civil Legal Services
• Expand After-school Sports for Girls
E – Environmental Justice & Sustainability
N – New Livable Streets Model
• Vision Zero Public Education Campaign
• School Crossing Guards
T – Tenant Protection & Preservation
• Anti-Eviction Legal Services

Caucus members look forward to advocating and negotiating for these important opportunities with Mayor de Blasio and in partnership with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Finance Committee Chairwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland.


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The Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council is dedicated to creating a more just and equal New York City, combating all forms of discrimination, and advancing public policies that offer genuine opportunity to all New Yorkers, especially those who have been left out of our society’s prosperity.
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