In replyundocumented guestcrisis, the city government continues to adjustBudgetTo reduce expenditure in various departments; According to the memorandum announced by the city government on the 20th, a new round of expenditure reduction plan is about to begin. The city government plans to reduce 2.1 billion yuan in expenditures on caring for undocumented guests. Also, the expenditures of the NYPD and the Fire Department (FDNY), and the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will not be affected.
The city government announced its spending cut plan last week, under which departments will have to reduce their budgets by 5% before September. According to the memorandum, on this basis, the city government should gear up to deal with possible emergencies in the financial year. 2025. The government’s budget deficit is NT$7.1 billion, so a new round of spending cuts will begin. Expenditure should be reduced by 5% in January next year. All departments must report specific expenditure reduction plans before December 8.
Jacques Jiha, the city’s budget director, had already distributed a memo to all city departments on the 20th; Unlike previous rounds of budget cuts, the new round of budget cuts will not affect the city’s police department, fire department and sanitation department. Jiha said this is due to concerns that budget cuts to the above departments could have an adverse impact on public safety, sanitation and hygiene.
Because of this, the new round of spending cuts will primarily target undecided customers.ShelterThis requires the concerned departments to reduce the expenditure related to the care of undocumented travelers by 20% in the 2024 financial year, starting from July this year to the end of June next year. According to city government estimates, expenditures related to undocumented travelers will amount to 4.7 billion yuan in fiscal year 2024, meaning that related expenditures must be reduced by 940 million yuan to achieve the 20% reduction target.
Jiha also said the city government will continue to be required to cut expenditures related to the care of undocumented guests by 20% in fiscal year 2025. The city government currently estimates that expenditures related to undocumented travelers will amount to 5.9 billion yuan in fiscal year 2025, meaning the city government will have to reduce expenditures by 1.18 billion yuan by then, and a total of 2.12 billion yuan over the two years. Year.
Although Jiha did not elaborate on how to reduce expenses, the city’s new Undocumented Client Processing Office will lead the development of expense reduction plans. Measures may include reducing the length of stay of undocumented clients in shelters. A new round of spending cuts is expected to primarily affect the Department of Homeless Services, New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the city’s public hospital system. Earlier, the city government had reduced the stay limit for single undocumented guests in shelters to 30 days and for families with children to 60 days.