Mayor De Blasio is furloughing himself. Unfortunately, it’s just for a week amid the the budget crisis that he created.
“I’m announcing that as of October 1st, every every mayor’s office employee will be taking a furlough, and that obviously includes myself. This is something I want to be clear about. Everyone will be taking a week’s furlough. This is a step you never want to see for good, hardworking people, the folks who work here throughout this crisis. They have not been working 35 or 40 hour weeks. They’ve been working 80 hour weeks, 90 hour weeks, 100 hour weeks because they believe in this city and they’ve been fighting for all of you. So it is with pain that I say they and their families will lose a week’s pay. But it’s something we have to do at something I have to do.”
We agree. Now just make it permanent so New York City can make a comeback!