Around the country, policymakers and environmental advocates have been lobbying and pursing legislation that allows jurisdictions to address excessive stormwater through the enactment of stormwater fees. IBO examined the fiscal impact of a potential stormwater fee in New York City.
At the request of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, IBO analyzed City Council Schedule C funding levels in the past six years to assess allocations for food. The analysis provides information on trends in grants to food initiatives, food-adjacent initiatives, and all food-related initiatives.
A brief Explainer on Units of Appropriation, the most granular level of detail City Council approves in the budget resolutions. IBO also highlights the inherent tension between the Mayor and City Council over them.
Over the past decade, Citi Bike has become a vital part of New York City’s transportation landscape. As the nation’s largest bikeshare system, Citi Bike enables millions of trips each month and has a network of over 1,800 stations and 26,000 bikes
The wellbeing of a city of more than eight million people rests upon an extensive array of municipal infrastructure and services. Fire stations, police precincts, and EMS bases to respond to emergencies. Sanitation garages and waste transfer stations to dispose of our trash.
IBO has found the most recent budget initiative for government-funded nonprofits providing human service programs to New Yorkers will pay less than half of the cumulative raises provided to unionized City employees.
As the flooding New York City experienced from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia last week demonstrated, the “new normal” of intensified storms requires a whole of government focus on emergency preparedness and climate resilience.
The IBO released an analysis of City payments to nonprofit cultural organizations that may be the first such accounting of municipal investment in the cultural sector. The report details $727 million in payments made from the Expense Budget in Fiscal Year 2022.
Since January 2022, at least twenty-six people have died in custody in New York City’s jails, underscoring the persistent dysfunction and violence of the jail system and accelerating calls for more oversight of jail operations.
The 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act marks one of the largest infusions of federal funding into the nation’s infrastructure of the last century. This legislation will invest $550 billion of new federal funding in transportation, clean energy, water quality, and broadband Infrastructure