As the MTA prepares to release its Nov. '22 financial plan, in a series of charts and graphs, IBO explores how ridership and user-revenues have recovered for each MTA service since March 2020 and whether the authority to is likely to meet its current 2022 fare and toll revenue goals.
Acting Director George Sweeting testifies at a Council hearing on recommendations from the Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform. While its recs. could help eliminate some of the most glaring problems, significant disparities were largely unexamined.
IBO was asked to analyze the costs NYC will incur for services to the city's newly arrived asylum seekers. Based on early Nov. numbers, IBO estimates the city will spend at least $596 million over a year on services such as shelter, public education, & some health-related costs, among others.
IBO’s testimony provides an update on how much the city has claimed of these funds through the end of fiscal year 2022, how much is currently budgeted for spending, and how much remains to be added to the city’s budget in upcoming financial plans.
Through NYC's “Schoolyards to Playgrounds” program, the public can access some school playgrounds & yards during non-school hours. At the request of CM Gale Brewer, IBO examined how many school buildings are currently participating in the program & the cost to add those that aren't.
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
IBO Assistant Director Sarita Subramanian's testimony at a New York City Council oversight hearing on the Department of Education’s Covid-19 academic recovery plans, as well as on a bill requiring the city reduce classroom capacity limits.
The Covid-19 pandemic caused sharper drops in employment in New York City than elsewhere in the nation – and the jobs recovery has been slower here. IBO examines how the city’s employment losses and recovery differ from the rest of the nation’s.