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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 03, 2018Rather than continue as the nation’s largest landlord, NYCHA should transition to an affordable housing steward employing a full range of strategies to preserve the affordability of its units.
Press Release City Budget
November 25, 2018CBC today released a report that highlights major inefficiencies in the City's current EMS and identifies reforms.
March 18, 2018Strategies to mitigate the federal tax law's threat to New York's competitiveness and New Yorkers' wallets.
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.
November 27, 2018CBC makes recommendations for property tax reform to fix problems with transparency and equity of the system.
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.
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.
October 02, 2018CBC illustrates how changes to an "infill" development project’s location or affordability mix can significantly affect revenue and units rehabilitated at NYCHA.
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.
Blog City Budget
June 26, 2018On June 14, 2018 the New York City Council adopted the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. Given strong economic growth and some higher than expected tax revenue generated by federal tax reform, the ample resources allowed Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Council to come to a deal quickly.