March 29, 2023
Earlier today, Citizens Union, Common Cause, League of Women Voters of the City of New York, NYPIRG and Reinvent Albany sent a letter to Council Speaker Adams and several committee chairs expressing concerns over the preliminary budget proposed by Mayor Eric Adams for Fiscal Year 2024, which includes significant budgetary reductions to key oversight agencies of New York City government. Specifically, the groups are troubled by the proposed cuts to the Department of Investigation, including the Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD, and to the Civilian Complaint Review Board. We believe that reducing their resources and personnel will severely hinder their ability to ensure accountability, ethics, and good governance across the municipal workforce, and prevent waste and corruption. The groups urge the City Council to support oversight agencies with the resources needed to effectively carry out their critical work.
See full letter here