City Council Considers Mayor’s Proposal to Slash Landmarks Preservation Commission Budget
Last week the City Council held preliminary hearings on budget items, including the Mayor’s proposal to slash the budget of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The LPC is already the city’s smallest agency and woefully under-resourced, doing an anemic job of monitoring, protecting, and designating city landmarks.
It’s critical that we let the City Council know that these types of deep cuts to the LPC are unacceptable, and will only damage our city as a whole and our historic neighborhoods and landmarks in particular. The City Council must approve the budget, and often fights to restore cuts proposed by the Mayor and to add necessary funding. The city’s budget will be voted on sometime later this spring.
If you haven’t already, please send an automated letter to City Councilmembers urging them to oppose the Mayor’s proposed cuts to the Landmarks Preservation Commission in the city budget.