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July 13, 2020Federal aid should be a significant contributor to solving this crisis. Yet, even if the MTA receives all the aid it has requested, its leaders face hard choices about how to manage the resources they control.
Blog City Budget
June 12, 2020The NYPD is New York City’s third largest agency, commanding $10.9 billion in spending in fiscal year 2020, including pensions, fringe benefits, and debt service costs.
Blog City Budget
June 01, 2020EDC’s recent decision to reduce service hours and recalibrate routes on NYC Ferry is a step in the right direction.
Special Feature Public Workforce
May 18, 2020NYC budget documents don't show a plan to shrink the workforce, which reached an all-time high, during this recession. That should change.
March 12, 2020NYCHA, with financial assistance from the City, has begun to allocate funds for capital staffing, lead remediation, and additional front-line staff who operate and maintain its public housing
February 21, 2020City taxpayers pay 71% on MTA non-toll, non-federal revenues.
Blog Public Workforce
February 18, 2020The agreements should include greater savings, including workrule changes, to offset the impact of these increased costs.
Special Feature Housing
January 28, 2020This infographic presents a snapshot of NYCHA's Operating Budget, Capital Budget, and capital needs.
January 28, 2020NYCHA Chair & CEO Gregory Russ joined CBC to discuss public housing in a fireside chat with CBC President Andrew Rein.
January 13, 2020While housing is the largest share of spending for most households, a more robust picture of affordability also should include transportation costs.
December 18, 2019The City should work with the MTA to assure that Access-A-Ride will achieve firm financial footing while providing a cost-effective and efficient service.
Letter Economic Development
December 18, 2019CBC urges Governor Cuomo to sign A7476/S5445, which will authorize the Office of the State Comptroller to audit local development corporations.
Report Economic Development
December 17, 2019This report assesses REDC design and implementation based on best practices identified through case studies of successful local revitalization efforts in the U.S.
December 12, 2019We ask that the MTA Board work with MTA staff to revise the regulations to not mandate automatic debarment.
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.
November 25, 2019CBC’s longstanding position is that MTA capital investments must first emphasize state of good repair and routine replacement before projects to expand the system or provide enhanced amenities.
Testimony Economic Development
November 22, 2019CBC has long advocated for increasing accountability and improving the performance of all entities engaged in economic development spending.
Podcast episode Transportation
November 21, 2019275 is the number of meetings Veronica Vanterpool has attended since she was appointed to the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. She is one of four individuals appointed by the Mayor to the 21 member board. She joined the pod to discuss her time on the board, the important challenges facing the MTA, and more.
Letter Public Workforce
November 19, 2019CBC urges Governor Cuomo to veto A7749/S6208, which would impose costly restrictions on school bus contracts in NYC.