NYC Budget Justice

CPR Calls for Community Investments in NYC FY24 Budget; Criticizes Mayor’s FY24 Preliminary Budget

New York, NY - In response to Mayor Adams’ FY24 Preliminary Budget, Communities United for Police Reform released the following statement today by CPR spokesperson Salma Allam (she/her), Coalition Organizer at Arab American Association of NY

CPR Statement: NYC 2023 Budget Modification shrinks critical community resources, preserves NYPD budget bloat.

New York, NY -- Today, Mayor Adams’ Office of Management and Budget announced NYC’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Modification. The modification cuts crucial funding to libraries, education, housing, and other social services that keep our communities safe while continuing to invest in policing.

CPR Outraged by Mayor’s “Dangerous” Plan to Forcibly Detain New Yorkers with Mental Illness

New York, NY -- Today, Mayor Adams announced a sweeping effort allowing law enforcement to involuntarily detain New Yorkers who are perceived to be suffering from a mental health crisis. Outraged by the move to give NYPD unilateral power to detain people against their will regardless of whether or not they are a threat to themselves or others, Communities United for Police Reform and CPR member organizations have released the following statements:

CPR Statement: NYPD’s Budget Recklessness Impedes Real Community Safety

Yesterday, Mayor Adams’ Office of Management and Budget announced that the NYPD, one of the city’s largest agencies, will miss the savings goals the mayor promised to New Yorkers by 60 percent. The following response is from Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) spokesperson Keli Young (she/her), Civil Rights Campaign Coordinator at VOCAL-NY: “The November Financial Plan released yesterday is another example of how the Mayor’s approach to city budgeting is misguided and fails to address key city issues while allowing NYPD budget bloat.  

NYC Budget Justice Campaign Reacts to FY23 Budget, Call for Bolder Future Investments

On June 13, 2022, the New York City Council voted to pass the FY23 city budget. The budget included the largest NYPD spending allocation ever, at over $11B.

CPR Statement: Communities Call for Bolder Action After Budget Handshake

Communities United for Police Reform responds to mayor and speaker’s FY23 budget announcement that included the largest-ever proposed NYPD budget

On Friday, June 11, New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Speaker Adrienne Adams announced a handshake deal on the city’s FY23 budget, which included an NYPD budget of more than $11 billion, the largest in the city’s history. Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released the following statement from spokesperson Keli Young (she/her):  “The crises that our communities are facing today require bold action from our city leaders and a budget that creates a clear path to a true recovery that would help not only keep us safe, but help us thrive. The budget announced by the mayor and speaker today falls short of meeting this need.  "We expected this new City Council to prioritize significant community investments over the continued expansion of the NYPD budget; instead the proposed FY23 budget reflects the largest NYPD spending in history. The projected $11.2B for the NYPD enables the mayor to continue to push regressive and failed policing tactics that harm Black, Latinx and communities of color and have been heavily criticized and condemned by New Yorkers. This does not make our city safer."

New CPR Budget Report: Communities demand a budget that invests in communities, not in policing

Communities United for Police Reform releases new budget report which demands a $1B cut in the NYPD and reinvestment in community safety solutions

Today, Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) released its budget report, Creating Safe and Vibrant Communities for all New Yorkers, a community-driven rebuke of the mayor’s proposed FY23 budget. Mayor Eric Adams’ proposed budget has been heavily criticized and condemned by community members across the city for continuing regressive and failed policing patterns of the Giuliani and Bloomberg administrations and further bloating the NYPD budget while crucial community services receive comparatively microscopic investments. According to CPR’s budget report, the mayor is proposing the largest-ever NYPD budget – $11.2 billion, with minuscule investments in community-led violence prevention and intervention solutions that actually work.