Before Mayor Bloomberg established the 311 call line, the city relied on 40 help lines in order to handle complaints. IBO reviews the amount of spending for 311 call lines and provides more information on the call center.
The Administration for Children's Services lists assistance to prevent the need for foster care as one of four components of its child welfare service system. The transition from a system that emphasizes foster care to one that focuses on preventing the need for foster care has been unsteady. This report looks at changes in the city's foster care and preventive services programs over the last decade, including enrollment, spending, and funding.
In recent years, the City Council and de Blasio Administration have greatly expanded the funding for legal services for low-income New Yorkers facing civil proceedings in court. IBO examines how this funding for civil legal assistance has grown.
FISCAL OUTLOOK: IBO's annual report on the city's outlook for the years ahead features our latest economic forecast and includes projections of job growth as well as updated tax revenue estimates for this fiscal year and through 2020. In addition, the report presents IBO's re-estimates of city expenditures based on the Mayor's November financial plan and our projection for budget surpluses and gaps in 2017 through 2020.
There’s been much attention over the past year to how much the city spends on the police department. But policing is only one part, albeit a large one, of a bigger system that includes the courts, detention & related functions. We look at the full cost of the justice system and how much it has grown
IBO has substantially revised and updated its guide to the city's capital budget. The readable, full-color guide outlines the key components of the capital budget and the timeline and process for adopting it. The guide also provides an overview of how the city raises capital funds and how those dollars are spent.
Despite the increased number of jobs in New York City between 2011 and 2012, employment of city residents did not increase, leaving the unemployment rate high and leading to an analysis of these contradictory statistics.