The city is in the process of spending $8.7b to close Rikers Island & replace it and other jails with new borough-based facilities. But the new jails are not expected be ready until 2026. In the interim, the city needs to spend millions of dollars on major repairs of the jails destined for closure.
Ten-Year Capital Strategy - Fiscal Years 2020 - 2029 - It establishes long-range programmatic goals, setting forth priorities for the City to maintain its existing physical plant in a state of good repair, and allows for programmatic replacement of components and program expansion.
June 2019 Adopted Budget,Fiscal Year 2020 - Provides additional Resolution and detailed information about the changes to the Executive Capital Budget as resolved by the City Council pursuant to Section 254 of the NYC Charter.