De Blasio doesn’t think Cuomo can force homeless off streets

by KENNETH LOVETT  |  published on January 4, 2016

Mayor de Blasio’s administration charged Gov. Cuomo lacks the authority to force homeless people off the streets with an executive order.

“We support the intent of the Executive Order, but to forcibly remove all homeless individuals in freezing weather, as the Governor has ordered, will require him to pass state law,” said de Blasio spokeswoman Karen Hinton. “This Executive Order adds no legal or financial resources to New York City’s programs to assist the homeless, and merely requires all New York State localities follow many of the same requirements as New York City to shelter families and individuals in need in freezing temperatures.”

She said the city already runs shelters that are open all day, regardless of temperature, and moves people facing imminent danger off the streets to hospitals for mental health evaluations.

  • jerry young

    and just where will they go? how about cuomo opens his home to them! maybe stop bringing in refugees and get rid of illegals then all the money used to support non Americans can be use for the homeless! but don’t hold your breath government officials would rather give to illegals and muslim terrorists before taking care of our own!

  • TexRancher

    It’ll be interesting to see how the Socialist government of NY handles this!

    • Vic Bailey

      Like everything else they ignore it and hope it goes away! Semper Fi.

  • Vic Bailey

    Would be a good idea to take the money that you give to the INVADERS and the muslims that Bama is bringing into our country that are dangerous to our way of life and help out OUR homeless, but that would take some common sense and that is something NO POLITICIAN has. We have a GREAT COUNTRY yet we let IDIOTS run it in the ground! Semper Fi.

    • TexRancher

      On the money, Vic. The taxpayers of this country have been taking it in the shorts under the Socialist government we have in Wash. D.C.
      Obama and his ILLEGAL LOVING administration have been punishing the LEGAL immigrants and the taxpayers for years with their open borders, no deportation policies as well as putting AMERICANS at great personal risk!
      How can they reward these law breakers without harming Americans and the honest immigrants who have waited years, spent thousands of dollars and jumped through all the legal hoops to come here obeying the law?
      The there’s the billions of dollars they cost us that leave our economy while we provide them with healthcare, education, housing AND NOT TO FORGET the draw on OUR Social Security which WE PAID INTO and they paid nothing! No Obama is bringing in people ill equipped to fit into OUR SOCIETY and have absolutely no intention of assimilating while making more and more demands for goodies for free! Don’t overlook the diseases they”re bringing with them, either or the crime!

      • Vic Bailey

        Until the stupid American People wake up to the CORRUPTION in this Socialist Progressive WORTHLESS Government,”We Are Screwed”! Semper Fi.

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