Four Brooklyn councilmembers vote against ‘unconscionable’ $101 billion city budget


The New York City Council overwhelmingly voted to approve a $101 billion city budget for the coming fiscal year late on Monday night, but six members voted against its adoption ⁠— four of them from Brooklyn.

Councilmembers Alexa Avilés (D – Sunset Park, Red Hook), Charles Barron (D – East New York), Sandy Nurse (D – Bushwick, East New York), and Chi Ossé (D – Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights) all gave a thumbs down to the budget negotiated by Mayor Eric Adams and Council Speaker Adrienne Adams, arguing that it had maintained bloated NYPD funding while shorting needs like education, housing, and sanitation.

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