June 13, 2013
New York, N.Y. – City Comptroller John C. Liu stated the following regarding Mayor Bloomberg’s climate-change plan:
“We applaud the Mayor for laying out this comprehensive report. Climate change poses serious risks to our City and, as the report pointed out, to our old building stock.
“Our proposed Green Apple Bonds are the perfect way to finance the $1.2 billion in old building stock resiliency upgrades in the Mayor’s plan. Together, we can help finance the retrofitting of old buildings to improve resiliency or reduce our carbon footprint and save taxpayer money from reduced energy costs. We look forward to working with the Mayor to raise the necessary funds and to make sure that we use this opportunity to create more jobs for New Yorkers, especially those who have been left behind.”