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March 20, 2018I write to convey the Citizens Budget Commission’s findings about the significant impacts the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) will have on the residents and revenues of New York City and New York State and recommended steps needed to address these problems.
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.
Blog City Budget
September 25, 2018Citizens satisfaction measures should be added to the Mayor’s Management Report to ensure that quality of life concerns are addressed.
Podcast episode City Budget
June 07, 20182020 is the year of the next Census, a national survey that determines the number of seats each state is allocated in the House of Representatives, and informs policy and funding decisions at all levels of government. Phil Thompson, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives, is in charge of coordinating the City's public outreach in the months leading up to the Census. The Deputy Mayor joined the podcast to discuss the importance of Census outreach and the many other initiatives he is spearheading.
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.
Testimony City Budget
April 24, 2018CBC testimony on the fiscal and policy implications of changes in the waste stream on the City’s waste management system.
December 13, 2018This paper was prepared by HR&A Advisors as a background paper for the December 2018 CBC Conference on most important fiscal and economic issues facing New York State. The paper provides recommendations for how NYS should prioritize, fund, and deliver key infrastructure investments.
Report City Budget
April 03, 2011This report assesses how New York compares to other cities in pursuing green objectives and suggests how New York’s leaders can set priorities for taking additional steps to promote environmental goals in ways that align with goals of economic growth and urban competitiveness.
Testimony City Budget
September 20, 2018Because of low participation and inadequate organic waste processing capacity, the organics collection program is not ready for citywide expansion.
Report Pensions & Benefits
February 08, 2018NYC taxpayers are projected to contribute $1.1 billion to 108 union-administered benefit funds. Better management, oversight, and consolidation can create more than $160 million in savings for the City and improve benefits for members.
Press Release City Budget
November 25, 2018CBC today released a report that highlights major inefficiencies in the City's current EMS and identifies reforms.
Letter Capital Spending
July 05, 2018With the Capital Commitment Plan now topping $82 billion, it is more important than ever to find ways to reduce costs and speed up project delivery.
Letter Pensions & Benefits
July 11, 2011CBC sent a letter to Governor Cuomo urging him to veto A6309/S4067, the bill that would allow school districts to borrow an amount equal to 125% of their required 2011 pension contributions and to repay them over 15 years.
March 18, 2018Strategies to mitigate the federal tax law's threat to New York's competitiveness and New Yorkers' wallets.
Blog Pensions & Benefits
February 01, 2011Negotiating increases in premium sharing with school employee unions would provide immediate savings and reduce future costs.
November 27, 2018CBC makes recommendations for property tax reform to fix problems with transparency and equity of the 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.