Mayor Adams cancels planned April budget cuts – slashing migrant spending instead

Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday that he is pulling back on another round of planned across-the-board budget cuts and is instead opting to slash spending on services for newly arrived migrants by another 10%, following an earlier 20% trim in November.

In addition to canceling the belt-tightening measure planned for April, the administration is also easing up on a full hiring freeze that had been in effect since last fall, instead using a 2-for-1 hiring model going forward. Furthermore, it is loosening restrictions on other-than-personnel agency spending.