Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, presented a plan that would shift $1 billion away from the NYPD.
The announcement comes the day before mayor negotiates the final budget details with the City Council.
“Hopefully we can find a way with labor to avert layoffs. It’s not a given,” the mayor said regarding the savings needed in the city budget.
If implemented, layoffs would begin taking effect on October 1.
The mayor said that there will be a $500 million shift in capital funding to youth recreation centers and NYCHA developments.
De Blasio also announced that the city is moving to end solitary confinement in city jails.
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