While 421-a Affordable New York has expired, talks on the future of the city’s largest tax expenditure continue. IBO examined how many affordable units it created since its start through June 2021, what incomes they serve, and how many received other subsidies.
Under the city’s borough-based jails plan, Rikers Island will be replaced by jails in 4 of the 5 boroughs. The plan aims to create smaller & safer jails that allow people in custody to be closer to the courts where their cases are heard and their communities. IBO examines how these 2 goals overlap
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 Mayor’s Executive Budget for FY 2023 restored some funding for the city’s organics recycling program, which suffered cuts in the Mayor’s previous budget proposal. However, none of the reinstated funding is for the expansion of the city’s curbside collection program.
EXECUTIVE BUDGET FOCUS: Mayor Adams has made investing in public safety a top priority of his early administration. IBO examines what programs under this umbrella have received increases in funding in the Mayor’s first two budget proposals, as well as other programs that have not.
In our report on the Executive Budget, IBO presents our projections of tax revenues, our reestimates of spending under the Mayor’s proposals, and the resulting budget gaps and surpluses. The report also features our latest economic forecast, as well as outstanding risks.