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December 18, 2018City officials cannot continue to expect the City can build its way to a solution; making real progress will require implementing operational strategies that alter the use of space and redirect students to facilities with capacity.
Blog City Budget
December 14, 2018The 2019 Commission will avoid the shortcomings of recent commissions if it stays true to its stated criteria and pursues Charter revisions that simplify and update the document.
December 12, 2018The New York City Housing Authority's (NYCHA's) NYCHA 2.0 plan can help stabilize the system and deserves support.
Podcast episode City Budget
November 30, 201818.6% is the poverty rate in New York City. Greg David and Cara Eisenpress, both from Crain's New York Business and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, discuss their recent reporting exploring New York City's safety net, how it's funded, and how it compares to other places (hint: a lot better).
Testimony Pensions & Benefits
November 29, 2018Savings to health benefit expenditures are crucial to attaining labor settlements that are fair and reasonable for both City employees and taxpayers.
November 27, 2018CBC makes recommendations for property tax reform to fix problems with transparency and equity of the system.
Report City Budget
November 25, 2018The City of New York spends more than $1.1 billion annually in an effort to provide its residents and visitors this vital service, but the money is not used wisely.
Video City Budget
November 25, 2018Citizens Budget Commission releases recommendations on how #FDNY should allocate its resources.
Press Release City Budget
November 25, 2018CBC today released a report that highlights major inefficiencies in the City's current EMS and identifies reforms.
Op Ed Economic Development
November 23, 2018As New Yorkers search for Black Friday deals, including on Amazon, we are also scrutinizing the deal offered to the retail giant to come to Long Island City.
November 16, 2018Expanding public-private partnerships is a big step in the right direction, and more needs to be done to put NYCHA on sounder footing.
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.
Podcast episode City Budget
November 01, 20183 is the number of proposals on the November 6 ballot from Mayor de Blasio’s Charter Revision Commission. In this episode Commission Chair Cesar Perales discusses the proposed amendments.
Blog Pensions & Benefits
October 31, 2018The City's liabilities reached a record $257.3 billion, an increase of $4.7 billion since fiscal year 2017.
Special Feature City Budget
October 25, 2018How much do New York City employees earn in pay each year?
Podcast episode Housing
October 19, 201890% is the share of NYCHA units CBC estimates may not be cost effective to repair by 2027 under the current trajectory of deterioration. NYCHA Interim Chair and CEO Stan Brezenoff joined CBC to discuss the policy and funding challenges facing NYCHA, and how he plans to tackle key areas in desperate need of improvement.
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 11, 2018Housing affordability is a perennial concern of New Yorkers and their elected officials, and the production and preservation of affordable housing is a key priority of the de Blasio Administration.
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.