IBO presents 10 new ways NYC can cut costs or raise revenue. As with all of our 100+ options, we neither endorse nor reject the ideas. See the descriptions & estimates of revenues/savings, with pros & cons for each option.
New York State has proposed a plan to develop 10 new, mixed-use towers around Penn Station & to use the property tax revenue generated to finance the reconstruction & possible expansion of the country’s busiest train station. We examine what is included in the state’s plan & the fiscal implications
Without action from state lawmakers last week, the 421-a tax exemption will expire on June 15, 2022. However, even if the program is not renewed in a future session, it will continue to cost the city property tax revenue for years to come.
The Adams Administration added funds for homeless shelter costs in the Preliminary Budget. IBO estimates that additional funds for shelter will be necessary, and that the city will also need to increase budgeted amounts for its homeless outreach and its housing voucher programs in fiscal year 2023.
A key part of the Mayor Adam's Program to the Eliminate the Gap (PEG) is budgeted headcount reductions. IBO examines how other actions contained within the budget affect the number of headcount reductions the Mayor proposes to make.
IBO presents our latest economic forecast for the city along with our projections of revenues and expenditures under the Mayor’s November financial plan. We forecast key economic indicators, such as the jobs recovery from the pandemic-induced recession, and estimate budget gaps and surpluses