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December 20, 2017Part 1 of our analysis reviews NYCHA's capital needs and spending patterns over the last 5 years.
Blog City Budget
October 20, 2017New Yorkers tell us what the biggest issues are requiring the attention of city government. Click to see how your neighbors responded.
September 21, 2017CBC Breakfast conversation with NYC Housing and Preservation Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer.
September 18, 2017Following the release of data on fiscal year 2017 fourth quarter housing starts, the CBC has updated its map of housing developments created or preserved under New York City’s Housing New York Plan.
September 12, 2017Director of State Studies David Friedfel breaks down NYS school spending per pupil by federal, state, and local revenues. Most revenue comes from local property taxes, which is how wealthier school districts are able to spend more while still getting a considerable amount from the state and federal levels.
September 07, 2017Based on the most recent national data, New York spends more per pupil than any other state: $21,206 per pupil compared to the national average of $11,392 as of the 2014-2015 school year.
Special Feature Housing
August 08, 2017Interactive map plots the location of each housing development created or preserved under NYC’s Housing New York plan.
July 19, 2017How is NYCHA doing two years into its implementation of NextGeneration NYCHA?
Report City Budget
June 30, 2017How do New Yorkers feel about quality of life and municipal services? It varies tremendously by community district.
June 30, 2017City documents offer few details on how the new funding will be used to enhance different levels of affordability.
May 24, 2017CBC offers two recommendations for improving the school planning and siting process: maximize use of existing capacity, and target new capacity to areas with the highest need.
Report City Budget
May 16, 201710,000 New Yorkers responded to a survey about which services they're satisfied with -- and which are in need of improvement.
Press Release City Budget
May 16, 2017The results show which municipal services are in greatest need of improvement.
Op Ed City Budget
May 09, 2017The program was bad policy from the outset-- and was extended for a third year. The City Council should defund it when the budget is adopted.
April 20, 2017In order to adequately fund education in all districts without excessive state spending, more comprehensive modifications are required.
Special Feature Education
April 20, 2017Interactive map that shows the distribution of Foundation Aid per pupil and per district
Op Ed Education
March 22, 2017How much more funding should New York state provide to Syracuse public schools? A report by the Citizens Budget Commission, for which I was the primary author, says that an increase of $83 million is needed for the City of Syracuse school district.
Press Release Housing
March 08, 2017The Citizens Budget Commission today announced that the winner of the 2017 CBC Prize for Public Service Innovation is the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) for its “NextGeneration NYCHA – Digital Initiatives.”
Op Ed Education
March 08, 2017With reforms to the way funding is distributed, the State can fund a "sound, basic education" with $569 million more in annual funding.
February 09, 2017Big changes proposed to Foundation Aid bake in existing inequities.