While we work diligently to contain the coronavirus, we also must recognize the economic hardship this outbreak is creating for most New Yorkers. I urge Governor Cuomo to authorize an extension for residents and businesses to submit their income tax returns similar to what President Trump has done on the federal level.

In addition, I urge Mayor de Blasio to take action to provide the residents and affected businesses of New York City with similar relief on the collection of property taxes and water bills until this crisis is stabilized or comes to an end.