This document provides a comprehensive description of the portion of the New York City waste stream managed by the city’s Department of Sanitation (DOS). It is intended as a reference document. Actual FY1992-2000 data are provided, as well as projections from DOS for fys 2000-02
This document provides an update to IBO’s February 2001 Background Paper entitled “Overview of the Waste Stream Managed by the NYC Department of Sanitation.” Here, we present a condensed survey of the same data for fiscal years 2000-2004.
This New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO) fiscal brief addresses the new federal rules for welfare programs that went into effect in 2006. The report addresses the introduction of the new rules, their purpose and impact on the current programs, analyses, and projections for the future of these programs.
This New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO) fiscal brief addresses the decreasing value of the City's subsidies to its three public library systems. The report addresses the purpose, importance, and use of the subsidies and analyzes the trend of the growing disparities among the library systems.
This report addresses the questions regarding the funding of vocational high schools and related matters. It includes information regarding the recent funding and spending trends of the City and the status of the schools that meet state and federal standards.
This New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO) fiscal brief addresses the disproportionate spending on students and general education in schools. The report includes data and analyses addressing the school system, general spending patterns in schools, teacher salaries, and other demographic related information.
This New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO) fiscal brief addresses the initiatives taken to tackle the disproportionate spending on students and general education in schools. The report includes the plan for the new funding formula as well as the impact and responses it has created. Also provided are data and analyses addressing the school system, general spending patterns in schools, the model for the spending changes, and other demographic related information.
Bloomberg proposed a 50-cent increase in the city's tax on cigarettes. The Mayor argued that raising the price of cigarettes, by increasing taxes, has proven to be a very effective method of
The financial emergency act was enacted in 1975 in response to NYC's historic financial crisis. After years of incurring substantial operation deficits, papered over with short-term borrowing, all masked
by inadequate reporting and accounting controls, the city found itself unable to sell its short-term notes in the credit markets in the spring of 1975.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg more than doubled the goal initially set in 2003 for his New Housing Marketplace Plan. The Mayor now aims to create or preserve 165,000 units of affordable housing over
10 years and anticipates spending $7.5 billion to meet the production and preservation goals.
The New Housing Marketplace Plan is Mayor Bloomberg's 10-year plan to create or preserve 165,000 units of affordable housing. The original five-year plan, announced in 2003, called for 65,000
units by 2008, but was expanded in February 2006 to a 10-year plan, ending in 2013, with a goal of 165,000 units.
This report details the impact of the City's congestion pricing plan on those who commute into New York City. The plan seeks to reduce workday traffic by charging motorists for driving into Manhattan, though this has a mostly negative effect on the commuting residents.
This report details the trends in the service levels and costs for the home care of senior citizens. Home care services are provided by private agencies under contract with the city and helps seniors stay in familiar surroundings, avoiding emotional disruption and the financial burden of long-term nursing home care.
In December 1994, just prior to the implementation of welfare reform initiatives, nearly 80 percent of New York City's food stamp recipients also received public assistance. For the most part, New York's
Food Stamp program was an extension of public assistance, with the vast majority of recipients enrolling in both programs at the same time.
This 2008 report focuses on the allocation and uses of resources for various competing budget priorities. Listed in this report are the various options available for saving money and raising revenue, as well as the weighed/approximated costs and benefits for each option.
NYC provides financial support to the Health and Hospitals Corporation. Changes in state Medicaid policy allowed the ctiy to provide more Medicaid payments to the hospital agency. IBO provides information about the Corporation.
This report provides IBO's analysis of the Mayor's Preliminary Budget for 2009 and Financial Plan through 2012. The report includes our own economic and revenue forecasts and examines the Bloomberg
Administration's key budget proposals. It also highlights some of the fiscal issues facing the city, questions that become increasingly difficult as resources become more scarce.
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 legislature in Albany is currently considering a bill that would allow certain public emploees to retire at age 55 rather than 62 without a loss in pension benefits. IBO estimates that the bill would
increase the city's pension and fringe benefit costs by $68.1 million in the first year after accounting for savings from hiring entry-level replacements.
This report summarizes the effects of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to reduce homelessness in the city. The Mayor expanded homelessness prevention efforts as an attempt to decrease the number of people in the city's homeless shelters. The savings on shelter costs will be used to further fund prevention. However, despite these efforts, the number of homeless families in the city has risen, and spending on both prevention and shelters have grown.
This supplement provides further information to accompany Inside the Budget No. 157, which summarized the effects of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to reduce homelessness in the city. This report lists the amount of homelessness prevention spending that is provided by agencies and programs. These agencies and programs include the Human Resources Administration, the Department of Homeless Services, the Administration for Children's Services, and legal assistance contracts.
This report summarizes the City and State's response to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA's) request for more city and state aid. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Govenor David Paterson agree that the city and state already provides the MTA with an ample amount of aid; if this request is filled, it will further City Hall and Albany's fiscal difficulties. This report delineates the different funding streams that affect the MTA and provides background on how their current levels of aid are determined.
The City of New York faces financial pitfalls going into the next Fiscal Year, forcing the City to find and implement solutions that will increase savings and revenues. This report details over fifty financial options the City can take to improve its economic state. In addition, New York City's Independent Budget Office presents arguments for and against implementing each of these options. The goal is to analyze each option to figure out the best solution for the City.
This report, by the New York City Independent Budget Office (IBO), analyzes the Mayor's Preliminary Budget for 2010 and Financial Plan through 2013. The IBO compares their economic and revenue forecasts against the Mayor's, as well as examines his key budget proposals.
This Independent Budget Office report focuses on the Mayor's executive budget plan for 2010. Included is an overview of the state of the economy and analyses of the plan and current expenditures. Information is provided on revenue as well, and current actions taken that affect the budget plan.
This Independent Budget Office fiscal brief addresses the increase in spending to assist inmates leaving jail in assimilating back into society. This report analyzes addresses old and current program efforts to tackle this issue and their expenses. Projections for future plans to increase these efforts are also included.
This Independent Budget Office Fiscal Brief addresses the increased City funding for arts and cultural groups for fiscal year 2008. Data, information, and analyses are provided on the new funding allocation system and its effect on art groups and the economy in New York City. This change had several goals: to make sure more of these program funds were available to more groups, to adopt a peer-panel review system that would award grants on a competitive basis, and to foster some level of fiscal stability among larger organizations by providing them with multiyear awards.
This report, published by the Independent Budget Office, details the fiscal impact of the proposed Atlantic Yards arena in Brooklyn. It was found that over a 30-year period, the arena will cost the city more than it will generate in tax revenues. However, the arena will fiscally benefit the state, as well as create many new jobs.
This guide is to help get New Yorkers to understand and participate in the city's budget process by outlining the components of the city's budget, the timelines and processes for adopting it, and providing an overview of how the city raises revenues and how those revenues are spent.
With state policymakers now considering whether to allow companies to drill for natural gas in the Catskill/Delaware watershed, many environmentalists and other New Yorkers are concerned about
potential contamination of the water from chemicals used in drilling.
This report, issued by the Independent Budget Office, compares the per student public financial support for charter schools to the per student funding at traditional public schools. It was found that spending at each school varied based on their location.