Big Apple Mayor Eric Adams is preparing to cut overtime pay for New York City police officers in a move he’s hoping will mitigate the ballooning cost of the migrant crisis in his city.
According to a New York Post report, “Mayor Eric Adams’ budget director, Jacques Jiha, has told the city’s four uniformed agencies — police, fire, sanitation and corrections — to come up with plans to slash their OT costs.”
“The mayor will … issue a directive to implement an overtime reduction initiative for our city’s four uniformed agencies (NYPD, FDNY, DOC/DSNY),” Jiha said in a memo sent to city agencies Saturday “These agencies must submit a plan to reduce year-to-year OT spending.”
From The New York Post:
The uniformed agencies must submit issue monthly reports to City Hall “to track overtime spending and their progress in meeting the reduction target,” the memo said.
The order comes as Adams has warned that the recent flood of tens of thousands of asylum seekers into the Big Apple will “destroy” it, including by crippling it financially.
He has said the migrant influx could cost the city $12 billion in the next three years and that Big Apple agencies will have to immediately come up with cuts of 5% — and possibly a total of 15% by spring — although Jia said the more draconian figure would still “only cover two-thirds of our projected asylum costs.”
This move comes as members of Adams’ own party are calling him “Black Trump” for admitting there is an unsustainable migrant crisis in New York City.
From Fox News:
An MSNBC writer blasted New York City Mayor Eric Adams as “Black Trump” Sunday for his speech raising concerns about the migrant crisis which was spilling over into the Big Apple, calling it “bigoted thinking” inspired by the right.
“But there’s a reason Adams’ rant is being applauded by conservatives… Maybe it’s because [conservatives] feel they’ve made him… come around to their bigoted thinking,” said Ja’han Jones, a writer for MSNBC’s The ReidOut Blog, the “digital extension” of Joy Reid’s primetime show.
In his most recent post, Jones repeatedly blasted Adams – who is a Democrat – for “parroting right-wing talking points and espousing conservative politics” on immigration.
More over at The New York Post:
— New York Post (@nypost) September 11, 2023