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January 28, 2020NYCHA Chair & CEO Gregory Russ joined CBC to discuss public housing in a fireside chat with CBC President Andrew Rein.
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.
October 11, 2019Deputy Mayor Been joined CBC to discuss City housing and economic development policy in a fireside chat with CBC President Andrew Rein.
May 02, 2019When considering reform, the Legislature should evaluate the potential to worsen rather than improve tenants’ living conditions.
Video Public Workforce
February 28, 2019CBC's Annual Awards Dinner honoree Jerome H. Powell delivers the keynote address. He is introduced by Stanley Fischer, the former Vice Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
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?
October 10, 2018Mr. Stanley Brezenoff oversees 326 public housing developments that are home to more than 400,000 New Yorkers. Mr. Brezenoff's shares his reaction to recent CBC research and gives an update on NYCHA's activities and planning.
September 13, 2018NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform is charged with recommending reforms to make the NYC property tax fairer, simpler, and more transparent. CBC, the Regional Plan Association, and NYU Wagner convened a panel to discuss the current property tax system and the reforms that should be pursued.
June 19, 2018Marisa Lago, Director of the Department of City Planning and Chair of the City Planning Comission, joined the CBC to discuss the U.S. Census, neighborhood revitalization, housing afforability, and resiliency and sustainability.
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.
September 21, 2017CBC Breakfast conversation with NYC Housing and Preservation Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer.
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.