In addition to last summer’s threat of potential layoffs, the Mayor has implemented an attrition program, with agencies allowed to replace only one out of every three departing full-time employees. How far has headcount fallen and which agencies have seen the biggest staffing declines?
With the parents of thousands of preschoolers needing to go to work and many K-8th grade students doing schoolwork remotely, the de Blasio Administration created the Learning Bridges and Learning Labs programs to provide care, supervision, and help with classes at hundreds of sites across the city.
PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOCUS: The Covid-driven tailspin in the local economy has led to a big drop in expected property tax revenue next year. We explain how the finance department derives the market and assessed values underlying the falloff in projected revenue.
The city’s public housing authority has to deal with removing lead paint, fixing broken elevators, a backlog of thousands of other repairs—and growing budget gaps. See the details on the housing authority’s fiscal challenges.
PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOCUS: A number of changes have been proposed that would affect how the city’s annual contribution to its pension funds are calculated. We explain the changes and their implications for the city’s budget:
PRELIMINARY BUDGET FOCUS: Under the Governor’s budget plan, state aid to NYC schools would grow next year. But the outlook for school aid is complicated by an influx of federal pandemic school aid and the Governor’s proposed restructuring and reductions of school support from Albany.