The city pilot program called Promise NYC, which covered up to $700 a week in child care to undocumented children with low-income parents during the second half of 2023, will be continued and expanded in the city’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, City Limits has learned.
Of the 1.9 million registered vehicles in the city, 2 percent are electric. While that may seem nominal, electric vehicle registrations are growing: there was a 44 percent increase between 2021 and 2022, according to the city’s Department of Transportation.
“Despite the mayor’s repeated statements that he wants to fund more ‘upstream’ services that address the city’s mental health crisis, his agenda, instead, focuses on post-crisis points and increased law enforcement. To effectively address the City’s mental health crisis, the mayor must invest in more preventive and evidenced-based supports.”
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