Youth represent the future of New York City. To ensure that this city continues to flourish, there must be adequate funding to support programs and services that invest in our youth through improving public schools, after-school and summer programs and summer meal programs. We need funding to be directed towards our educators and social workers that provide supplementary assistance to young people in the foster care system.
To promote civic engagement and ensure proper representation for New York City, we must also invest in our senior citizens, increase funding for our Community Boards and the 2020 Census.
I wrote to Mayor de Blasio conveying all of my recommendations for the FY2020 budget. You can read the letter online here.