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December 04, 2019The balancing act facing legislators as they consider proposals to reform the property tax is how to increase equity, fairness, and transparency, while maintaining fiscal stability and reliability.
November 25, 2019CBC has long seen housing affordability as a key factor affecting New York City’s long-term competitiveness.
Letter Public Workforce
November 19, 2019CBC urges Governor Cuomo to veto A7749/S6208, which would impose costly restrictions on school bus contracts in NYC.
Letter Pensions & Benefits
October 18, 2019The Governor should veto all 18 bills and send a strong message that past reforms will not be overturned.
May 02, 2019When considering reform, the Legislature should evaluate the potential to worsen rather than improve tenants’ living conditions.
November 15, 2018NYCHA has an astounding $32 billion in capital needs, a nearly fivefold increase over the last decade. Today nearly all its properties require substantial rehabilitation.
Op Ed Housing
October 17, 2018The City's committment to create and preserve affordable housing units and make critical repairs at NYCHA is unprecedented. But can this effort address affordability for all rent-burdened New Yorkers?
Op Ed Pensions & Benefits
June 15, 2018The City Council adopted a budget for fiscal year 2019 that totals almost $90 billion. Almost $10 billion will be devoted to pensions for public employees, and the amount is projected to grow. And yet, for some, this is not enough.
Op Ed City Budget
April 16, 2018The Fair Fares proposal can be accommodated within the city budget by exercising greater restraint in hiring and more aggressively tackling inefficiencies in its operations.
March 05, 2018Has the PLA between NYCHA and the BCTC delivered on expected savings? An evaluation is needed before any decision to renew the PLA.
Letter State Budget
October 12, 2017CBC calls on Governor Andrew Cuomo to veto 16 bills that would provide expensive enhancements to government employee and retiree benefits.
Testimony Pensions & Benefits
February 26, 2016CBC has been monitoring New York City's efforts to find health savings. CBC has long advocated negotiating changes to health insurance as part of collective bargaining and applauded the labor-management agreement that committed to meet annual savings targets.
December 17, 2015Options for increasing the efficient use of land, reducing construction costs, and effectively using cross-subsidies should be explored to maximize the amount of affordable housing that can be produced.
Presentation City Budget
December 06, 2013In this presentation, CBC puts forward eight options to reduce expenditures by nearly $4 billion by FY2018.
Testimony City Budget
October 27, 2011New York is being wasteful in its waste management practices. We could save tens of millions, perhaps even hundreds of millions, of dollars without harming the environment by more sensibly managing New Yorkers’ solid waste. An improved system for waste collection and disposal could prevent further reductions in essential services in coming budgets.