Public Advocate Bill de Blasio called for the elimination of the controversial Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP), labeling its subsidies both wasteful and ineffective. In a report based on new data from the Independent Budget Office, de Blasio warned the program continues to offer too many tax breaks for the wrong projects in the wrong places.
A new report released by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio today finds a quarter million Brooklynites would be forced to travel farther to the nearest hospital and emergency room if Long Island College Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center close their doors.
After securing an accounting of the New York City Housing Authority?s repair backlog, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio released a report analyzing the nearly 370,000 outstanding repairs, and warned the agency against neglecting its most time-sensitive and health-threatening repairs in favor of more expedient ones.
This new report bolsters the case for new legislation barring racial profiling by law enforcement. Mayor Bill De Blasio is pushing for both the creation of an Inspector General at the NYPD and legislation barring racial profiling in order to reform the stop-and-frisk practice. Both bills are currently pending in the City Council.
this report is a snap-shot of more than 10,000 Freedom of Information requests made to the City during a three-month period. The Report Card is the first-ever comprehensive analysis of how agencies? FOIL responses measure up, evaluating 18 agencies and awarding grades based on timeliness of response, requests left unanswered, and the ease of filing a request.