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Who is Right: Yonkers City Hall or YFD

IF ITS NOT LOCAL, IT’S NOT YONKERS VOICE!!!
Date: 05/31/17
Time: 11:30pm
Where: 1073 Warburton Ave

Please note that we contacted the Mayor’s Office and spoke with Christina Gilmartin today at around 4:16pm asking if they had any comments in regards to this and her reply was: This is a Council/Budget issue and they have no further comments about this.

Yonkers, NY: May 30, 2017 – As we continue to negotiate to pass the Mayor’s proposed budget for the City of Yonkers, we, the Democratic Caucus of the Yonkers City Council, feel that the proposed budget cuts for the Yonkers Fire Department and Yonkers Police Department are not in the best interest of the City of Yonkers.

It is imperative that we reinstate the positions within the Yonkers Fire and Police Departments that were eliminated in the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017. In the interest of public safety, these restorations would provide the consistency necessary to keep services at a safe, maintainable level in order to adequately respond to emergencies throughout the city in a timely manner. As Council Member Christopher Johnson states, “a budget is a document that shows your priorities. We need to make sure that preventing the loss of life and property is our highest priority.”

“As a growing city, it is so important that we staff our fire and police departments adequately. In a perfect world we would be adding manpower. Today, however, we demand that we at least keep both departments as they are, and not eliminate any positions”, added Council Member Corazón Pineda-Isaac. Minority Leader Michael Sabatino agrees that this is a good thing for the City of Yonkers and would like to see the fire and police department positions reinstated in the 2018 budget.

Honorable Christopher A. Johnson Council Member, 1st District

Honorable Corazón Pineda-Isaac Council Member, 2nd District

Honorable Michael R. Sabatino Minority Leader, 3rd District

Are the people of Yonkers at risk because of the Yonkers City Hall & Yonkers Fire Dept Issues?

IF ITS NOT LOCAL, IT’S NOT YONKERS VOICE!!! Date: 05/31/17 Time: 11:30pm Where: 1073 Warburton Ave Yonkers, NY: May 30, 2017 – As we continue to negotiate to pass the Mayor’s proposed budget for the City of Yonkers, we, the Democratic Caucus of the Yonkers City Council, feel that the proposed budget cuts for the Yonkers Fire Department and Yonkers Police Department are not in the best interest of the City of Yonkers.

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