This report analyzes motor vehicle crash-related personal injury claims against the City, filed and settled between FY 2012 and FY 2021, with the goal of identifying interventions to reduce financial liability to the City and reducing preventable harms to New Yorkers.
This report examines New York City’s standing in the global distribution of venture capital activity from 2008 through 2017 and identifies the emergence of industry clusters fueled by venture capital in New York and around the world. Our analysis is informed by data from Crunchbase
While commercial waste removal is a necessary part of managing any large city, this report by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer details how New York City’s current system poses clear safety risks to both residents and workers, while also pumping out toxic emissions into the City’s air.
Employee retention and recruitment for City agencies continue to be areas of concern as the City of New York engages in the annual cycle of setting the City’s financial priorities. As a follow-up to December’s report, Title Vacant, the Comptroller’s Office compared staff vacancies as of October 2022
New York City has a long history of organizing for fire prevention and tenant protections to address the longstanding prevalence and devastating effects of residential fires. Unfortunately, under-resourced code enforcement has hamstrung the effectiveness of housing and buildings standards since the
Annual required report on the state of the City's economy and finances After falling at an annualized rate of 5.0 percent in the first quarter, and 31.4 percent in the second quarter, U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) roared back in the third quarter...
Since January 2022, at least twenty-six people have died in custody in New York City’s jails, underscoring the persistent dysfunction and violence of the jail system and accelerating calls for more oversight of jail operations.
Update to 2014 housing report, using estimates from the most recent New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (HVS) for 2017. We find that the disappearance of modestly-priced rental units has continued, leaving the City’s lowest-income households with fewer and fewer opt
This report from New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer seeks to provide a more
complete assessment of the impact of immigration enforcement in New York City by
analyzing data from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and immigration
This report analyzes progress on resiliency capital spending to date, after Superstorm Sandy. The report goes on to provide a snapshot of the property values, land uses, and essential infrastructure in the coastal floodplain, illustrating the range of critical assets at risk.
This report, by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, provides a detailed examination of teacher retention in New York City and reveals how it impacts differing boroughs and school districts, including those most impacted by poverty.
Over the past several months, more than 19,000 asylum seekers have arrived in New York City, including more than 5,500 students who have entered the public school system. These children – who have little English proficiency, varying degrees of grade level readiness, possible special education needs,
Analysis of Student Allocation Memorandum 65 to assess what is currently known about where students from families seeking asylum have enrolled in school and the budgets of those schools, and to prompt strategic thinking about the resources and attention necessary to help these students succeed.
The Comptroller's proposals to achieve that transformation in a way that best serves the 1.1 million public school children of New York City, based on the latest but still evolving information in the age of COVID-19.
The table represents the NYC Comptroller's Office statement of debt service, in accordance with Section 242 of the City Charter, which requires that the Comptroller submit a certified statement of debt service and a schedule of appropriations for the ensuing fiscal year for debt service.
The DOE budget provides funding for a vast array of services to children in preschool to 12th grade that include classroom instruction, special education, charter schools, bilingual instruction, as well as a multitude of education support services.
The Office of the New York City Comptroller serves as investment advisor, custodian and trustee for the five New York City public pension funds (collectively referred to as the New York City Retirement Systems, or NYCRS).
The minimum wage for New York City more than doubled between 2013 and 2020, as a result of State legislation, but its purchasing power has been eroded by the high rate of inflation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two different legislative proposals in Albany aim to address the issue.
The City of New York’s budget process is an annual rite of projections, proposals, debate, and ultimately adoption of plans for how much money will be collected by the City over a fiscal year and how that money will be spent.
This Spotlight takes a deep dive into the care economy in New York City. We examine who care workers are: overwhelmingly women, and on average significantly older, less white, and more likely to be immigrants than non-care workers.
The objective of this review was to determine whether the Department of Citywide Administrative Services’ (DCAS) COVID-19 emergency procurements during Fiscal Year 2020 were necessary and related to COVID-19, adequately documented, consistent with applicable procurement policies and procedures, and
For the 10-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the Office of the New York City Comptroller and Urban Ocean Lab partnered on an assessment of community-led climate resilience initiatives that developed in the wake of the storm.
The 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act marks one of the largest infusions of federal funding into the nation’s infrastructure of the last century. This legislation will invest $550 billion of new federal funding in transportation, clean energy, water quality, and broadband Infrastructure
The Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment program of the New York City Comptroller’s Office develops and implements the proxy voting and shareowner initiative programs of the five systems, including engagement with management and directors at portfolio companies.
This Report, which is prepared by the Comptroller’s Office and reviewed by the Proxy Committee of each system, serves as the annual Proxy Committee Postseason Report (“Postseason Report”) to each retirement system’s Board of Trustees.
The Systems’ proxy voting and shareholder program is core to addressing both systemic and idiosyncratic risks across our portfolio to advance long-term, sustainable returns. This report details the program for FY 2022 and its accomplishments.
Addressing climate change and building a more resilient city is not just a moral imperative, it is an economic necessity. This report by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer highlights the urgent need to prepare our shorefront communities against the oncoming threat of rising seas.
This report presents a review of current data related to school safety in New York City, and from that data draws a series of holistic recommendations on how to make City schools healthier and more secure.
This report aims to analyze the length of time it took to register a City contract in Fiscal Year 2017, and in particular, to take a closer look at the prevalence of contracts being registered after the start date of the contract has passed.
This report aims to analyze the length of time it took to register a City contract in Fiscal Year 2021 and 2020, with an emphasis on those contracts registered after the start date of the contract has passed.
Using administrative data from New York City property tax filings, this report provides a comprehensive measure of the vacant retail square footage, and the retail vacancy rate, for every neighborhood in New York City from 2007 to 2017 as well as average retail rent per occupied retail square foot.
This report is divided into two sections. The first section covers audits, special reports and analysis of City agencies and public authorities with identified fiscal outcomes. The second section covers audits and special reports that focused on operational impact.
The Report on the Status of Existing Capital Projects sets forth the amount of all obligations authorized for each pending capital project and the liabilities incurred for each project, by capital budget line.
The City of New York can ensure that NYC remains a place that people want to build families, start businesses, and create new ideas by investing in high quality public education from pre-K to university, universal child care, robust public transit, and affordable housing
A portrait of NYC's cash position in the 4th quarter of FY2020. The COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts to contain it have plunged the economy into a deep contraction and led to a sharp drop in tax revenues in NYC. At the close of 4Q20, the City’s unrestricted cash balance stood at $6.627 billion.
The seventh New York City Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). The PAFR is meant to condense and consolidate crucial financial information otherwise presented in our 500-page Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR).
This report gives New Yorkers a window into their local government and its budget functions. It is a user-friendly companion to the City’s 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), which offers a detailed picture of our City’s financial condition.
The PAFR serves as an accessible guide to the ACFR for residents and explains New York City government and finances in a concise and easy-to-understand manner. The PAFR is also enhanced with several explanatory visuals for readers.
“It is against this backdrop that the Comptroller’s Office and A Better Balance jointly administered a survey to better understand how New Yorkers are navigating professional and personal responsibilities in COVID-19-era New York City.”
In order to ensure the City’s physical and fiscal well-being against future weather events and mounting risk
posed by climate change, this report suggests that the City make investments to protect property from the future effects of climate change.
The Comptroller’s Office is committed to maintaining a workplace that preserves fair employment practices and reflects the community in which we work and live. Described are key initiatives and accomplishments that that the agency undertook last fiscal year (2021).
Final reports present findings related to exterior door security at New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments, based on observations made throughout the five boroughs between July 10, 2018 and August 29, 2018.
Between August 30 and September 8, 2022, Comptroller’s Office Audit Bureau staff visited 262 NYCHA developments and conducted a review of building entry door security. This report delivers findings and recommendations.
The City of New York began the third quarter of FY22 (hereafter 3Q22) with $6.513 billion in cash. By the end of the quarter the City had $8.961 billion, $3.111 billion lower than during the same time last year.
The City began FY 2023 (FY23) with $8.159 billion in cash-on-hand, versus $8.469 billion at the same time last year. During the first half of fiscal year 2023 (1H23), the City’s cash balances averaged $8.126 billion, compared to $7.274 billion at the same time last year.
At the close of 4Q18, the City’s unrestricted cash balance stood at $9.394 billion, virtually unchanged from the closing balance at the end of 4Q17. The 4Q18 average cash balance of $9.035 billion fell below the 4Q17 average by $363 million.