NY Daily News: City Council to negotiate over Mayor Bloomberg’s budget with July 1 deadline looming
Fire companies, child care and after-school programs on block
By Tina Moore Saturday, June 23, 2012
Bryan Smith for New York Daily News
Mayor Bloomberg’s $68.7 billion budget, with 42,000 child-care and after-school slots at stake, must be adopted by July 1.
With a deadline looming, the City Council was expected to resume negotiations Sunday over Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed $68.7 billion budget.
“By July 1, we need to have an adopted budget, so it could happen at any time,” said Jamie McShane, a spokesman for Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
On the line are more than 42,000 child care and afterschool slots for families who qualify for the city’s financial aid.