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.
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...
The presentation of the state of New York City’s economy and finances during the fiscal year 2021 shows: “in the short term, the economic outlook remains uncertain. in the longer term, the successful roll-out and deployment of coronavirus vaccines should provide a boost to the economy by mid-2021.”
This report details the City's economic and financial state for Fiscal Year 2007. The downturn in the nation's housing and mortgage markets produced budgetary risks for the City and revenue projections remain low. The City must work to overcome these challenges.
This report details the City of New York's financial and economic state for Fiscal Year 2006 and includes projections for Fiscal Years 2007-2010. The City's economic state for 2006 is stable and strong, though this may precede less growth in the coming years.
The November Modification to the Fiscal Year 2006-2009 Financial Plan shows substantial increases in Fiscal Year 2006 revenues and trims a large budget gap projected for Fiscal Year 2007.
The most notable changes in the November Modification include a significant increase in the revenue forecast, the impacts of the collective bargaining agreements reached in October and November, and the recognition of a one-time benefit
stemming from the implementation of a new State policy designed to limit growth in the local share of Medicaid expenses.
This report summarizes the City's fiscal state and standing as Fiscal Year 2013 comes to end. The City's economy continued to expand throughout the year, with employment reaching an all-time high. However, the City's unemployment rate remains high and wages have not kept up with inflation. Overall, throughout the year, growth in the local economy has been hampered by the lacking national economy.
The State of the City's Economy and Finances Dec 14, 2012 - The Comptroller's Office review of the November Plan finds that while the current year's budget is balanced and the outyear gaps appear manageable,
there still exists an underlying risk to budgetary stability.
A report on the state of the City's economy & finances for the year 2004. Included are detailed numbers and statistics pertaining to the City's finances and spending, as well as information regarding its economic growth and development. The report also includes year in review comments as well as projections and plans regarding the future state of the City's economy.
Despite a projected gap of $1.1 billion in FY 2003, it appears that the City will end the current FY in balance. The budget stabilization account (BSA) and the general reserve will provide the City with a comfortable cushion against any shortfalls in the budget. The outlook for FY 2004 and the outyears of the financial plan shows a lackluster stock market and the 9/11 attacks continue to take their toll on the City's fiscal condition. The City has devised a comprehensive gap-closing program to balance the budget in 2003 and 2004 and reduce the outyear gaps. The increased property tax rate is expected to generate revenues of $838 million in FY 2003 , but this lower than expected increase has reduced the expected FY 2003 surplus roll. However, the Federal government needs to support the City's effort to overcome its fiscal difficulty and labor must work with the City to lower spending on personal services.
This report details how policymakers have shifted their focus from high school graduation rates to post-secondary success. There is a lack of quality counseling, advising, and mentoring programs in New York City public high schools, impeding students from seeking access to and success in higher education. Schools must provide more focused support to help students navigate through the college application experience, with more counseling and mentoring services.
This document contains information regarding the tax lien sale and its purpose in the New York City economy. Included is background information on the tax lien sale, how it works, its current impact on the City, and recommendations as to how to use tax lien sales more effectively.
The Department of Health has emphasized that accurate and complete reporting of occurences is essential if New York Patient Occurrence and Tracking System is to accomplish its goal of
improving quality of care. Without the fullest possible reporting, hospitals cannot identify areas where systemic improvement may be needed nor use the NYPORTS web site to compare their
performance against their peers.
At a point in time when one massive housing investment effort is winding down and another is being designed, it is appropriate to take stock of the city's housing circumstances to evaluate the
changes that have taken place in the city's housing landscape, and to identify the most urgent housing needs we now face.
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
The 9/11 attacks created an economic burden on the city and changed the city's budgetary approach. These burdens include wealth loss, job loss, and an overall Gross City Product loss. The debt is also reported to raise due to the process of rebuilding.
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
The Mayor's Executive Budget plan for the fiscal years of 2003 to 2006, analyzed by the Comptroller, has a structural imbalance. The City's revenue base is insufficient to support the proposed levels of spending, and the City faces budget gaps and large deficits.
The fiscal year 2006 preliminary budget appears to be on course toward balance assuming the risks it contains are expeditiously addressed. These risks total
$478 million after accounting for offsetting revenues. The single largest risk stems from budgetary relief the City assumes will be forthcoming from Federal and State actions.
A report on the comptroller's comments on the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2005 and the financial plan for fiscal years 2005-2008. The report focuses on the plan for the economic recovery of the City, and includes statistics pertaining to more efficient management plans, realistic budgeting, and prudent allocation of available resources.
The City is likely to end FY 2003 with its budget in blaance and with a small surplus available to offset FY 2004 expenditures. Gap-closing actions implemented since November 2002 will reduce the FY 2004 deficit by $3.2 billion, however, the City still projects a $3.4 billion deficit. Analysis suggests that the problem could be $500 million larger than the City estimates. It is unlikely that a near-term resurgence in the local economy will help reduce next year's budget deficit. The Governor's recently proposed Executive Budget would increase the City's fiscal burdens rather than reduce them. If the proposals are to be enacted, they would increase the City's FY 2004 budget gap by over $800 million. If the Federal and State government refuse to offer meaningful assistance and City unions do not offer savings proposals, the City will be forced to adopt draconian budgetary measures.
This Office of the Comptroller report focuses on the current economic climate and addresses the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2010 and the financial plan for fiscal years 2009 to 2013. Addressed in this report are the actions that have been taken and are being taken to reduce costs to the City and to improve its use of resources. Included are data and analyses for revenue and expenditures in past fiscal years, and projections for the future financial plan.
Fiscal Year 2010 is taking the toll from the end of World War II. The Comptroller's Office expects a decrease of jobs. This document includes the Comptroller's comments of Fiscal Year 2010 and his forecast for Fiscal Years 2009-2013.
This report details the Comptroller's, William C. Thompson, Jr.'s, comments on the Fiscal Year 2008 Executive Budget. The City predicts high tax revenue projections and surpluses, giving the City the opportunity to reduce budget gaps for future years.
A surge in fiscal year 2005 revenues is enabling the City to end the current fiscal year with a surplus of $3.3 billion. The fiscal budget for 2006 presented by the Mayor
would use the entire surplus to balance the FY 2006 budget.
A report on the comptroller's comments on the fiscal year 2005 executive budget. The report addresses the successes of the budget as well as its shortcomings. Various recommendations are made regarding more prudent approaches to balancing the budget as well as preserving the need for ongoing investment in the City's infrastructure.
The combination of the recession and the impact of the destruction of the World Trade Center is clearly reflected in the City's financial condition. Over the past 15 months the City has implemented a $4.6 billion in FY 2004 gap-closing actions, including an 18.5 percent property tax increase while borrowing $2 billion to meet operating expenses. However, there was still a FY 2004 deficit of at least $3.8 billion. The Mayor proposed a series of actiosn to close the gap, which include $1.4 billion in new taxes, more than $1.1 billion in State aid above current projections, and $620 million in agency gap-closing initiatives. The State Legislature has approved a state budget and associated initiatives. If enacted into law, it will assist the City in balancing its own budget. The ongoing dispute between the Governor and the State Legislature over the State budget, along with the risks in the Executive Budget could result in another round of cutbacks and layoffs.
This report details the Comptroller's, William C. Thompson, Jr.'s, comments on the Fiscal Year 2007 budget and the financial plan for Fiscal Years 2007-2010. Although the budget is balanced for the year of 2007, there are projected expense increases with the financial plan.
A report containing the comptroller's comments on the adopted budget for fiscal year 2005 and the financial plan for fiscal years 2005-2008. The budget for fiscal year 2005 aims to end the year in balance, and the financial plan for years 2005-2008 aims to minimize the City's deficits while generating more revenue. Included in the report are statistics and information pertinent to the financial planning for the years 2005-2008.
While fiscal year 2002 is certain to end with the budget in balance, fiscal year 2003 is not guaranteed to. The recession and the terrorist attacks left the city in a challenging financial condition. The Comptroller's
analysis reveals that the fiscal year 2003 gap has increased by an additional $1.1 billion, bringing the total deficit to more than $6 billion.
This report determines whether Community School
District 15 complied with applicable Department of Education procedures for purchasing, imprest fund expenditures,
and timekeeping. District 15 generall complied with applicable Department procedures for purchasing. It generall
spent its funds on purchases that were reasonable and necessary for the operation of the schools and facilities.
It did not comply with certain provisions of the Standard Operating Procedures Manual for Financial Management Centers
pertaining to purchasing and inventory management. It also did not always follow timekeeping requirements of the
Chancellor's Regulations. There are several recommendations listed to address the issues in this report.
In June 2001, Brooklyn Baseball Company, L.L.C, and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
entered into a 20-year lease agreement. This grants the Cyclones the exclusive rights to use KeySpan Park on Surf Avenue
in Brooklyn. This audit determined whether the Cyclones complied with their lease agreement with the City; paid
the appropriate fees to the City and whether they paid them on time. The Cyclones paid the City $1,131,196 in rental
fees and Parks paid the Cyclones $200,000
related to net parking lot income. Audit findings include the significant weakness in the Cyclones internal controls
that prevented the determination of whether actual attendance, no-shows, and recreated area attendees were reported
accurately, and whether all appropriate fees due the City were paid. The Cyclones did not report $98,600 recorded on
their books as rent revenue, therefore owe the City $49,300 in additional fees. The audit recommends to base actual
attendance on their turnstile counts, as required by the lease, along with other recommendations.
The Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) manages the
Department of Finance's system software and hardware. The audit determines that the Department has adequate controls
to protect both its mainframe and network environments. Security matters should be addressed such as the mainframe
environment containing the Department's information protection policies and procedures are not consolidated in one
document. In addition, there is no agency virus response plan.
This audit was to
identify New York City pensioners from the New York City Teachers' Retirement System (TRS), the New York City
Police Department Pension Fund (POLICE), and the New York City Fire Department Pension Fund (FIRE) who may be
illegally re-employed (double-dippers or disability violators). There were 24 individuals who violated applicable
sections of State and City laws such as RSSL 211 or 212 and 1117.
This audit report FL03-131A is for the Department of Homeless Services Over Its Computer Equipment.
The Department of Homeless Services has widespread problems with its computer inventory system. It has no writtten
policies and procedures for recording, reporting, and safeguarding its computer inventory. As a result of their poor
inventory control practices, $1,841,015 in computer equipment purchased during the audit period was not listed on the
Department's inventor records. Audit recommendations cannot be readily provided due to the extent of their problems.
It is clear that the entire system has to be overhauled.
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Audit Report on the Automated Child Care Information System of the Human Resources Administration
June 27, 2003
This audit assesed the efficiency of the HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA) in processing client
applications for permanaent housing. HASA is not efficient in doing this, due to the audit findings. Case managers do not
track the progress of permanent housing applications filed with the Housing Unit. However, the
Human Resources Administration(HRA) officials acknowledged the problems identified during the audit and stated that
HASA has instituted changes. Severeal recommendations are made, which include that the Case Financial Assessment (CBCFA) packages are processed in a more
timely manner, and that supervisors track the timeliness in processing CBCFA packages.
This report analyzes the data from the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports and fiscal notes to study the rise/fall of pension costs in the City over the past decade. Government contributions to pensions has become an issue in the wake of the recent recession and the City, facing large budget gaps, is no exception.
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.
This study, conducted with the assistance of Hay Group, provides projections of employer and City contributions to pension funds through Fiscal Year 2060. This study was initiated by the New York City Comptroller's Office to fuel the debate over public employee compensation with projections of the long-run trajectory of the City's pension obligations.
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.
An audit report was filed on March 1, 2013 on the Department of Education's (DOE) efforts to address student-to-student harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying in compliance with chancellor's regulation A-832. It was determined that DOE provides support to the City's schools in regards to addressing, investigating, and following up complaints of student-to-student bias-related bullying. However, there were some issues with consistency in tracking and reporting incidents as well as handling them in a consistent manner among City schools. Recommendations were made to rectify these issues.
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.