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.
A new IBO analysis shows that the last time spending for the Parks Department was close to one percent of the City budget—a baseline sought by advocates—was 1977. In recent years, Parks spending is less than 0.6 percent of the total budget.
The City of New York can ensure that NYC remains a place that people want to build families, start businesses, and create new ideas by investing in high quality public education from pre-K to university, universal child care, robust public transit, and affordable housing
In this brief, IBO estimates the total cost of the city’s labor contracts under two scenarios that explore differences in contract terms and the timing of their ratification, as well as the impact of changes in the size of the city’s labor force.
In this report, IBO explores the potential roadblocks to the Trust’s success, and its benefits and risks, as well as other operational reforms contained in NYCHA’s greater reform plan, A Blueprint for Change.
The New York City Housing Authority regularly passes its five-year operating budget with funding gaps, which in last year’s plan exceeded $300 million in most years. IBO examines changes in NYCHA’s budget, including the subsidies the city provides to NYCHA, and looks at challenges ahead.
ACS's contracts with nonprofit agencies to provide foster care services to children who cannot remain safely in their homes. The city is in the process of rebidding those contracts, with new ones set to begin next fiscal year. In this brief, IBO explores the changes expected under the new contracts.
The Mayor’s Executive Budget for FY 2023 restored some funding for the city’s organics recycling program, which suffered cuts in the Mayor’s previous budget proposal. However, none of the reinstated funding is for the expansion of the city’s curbside collection program.
EXECUTIVE BUDGET FOCUS: Mayor Adams has made investing in public safety a top priority of his early administration. IBO examines what programs under this umbrella have received increases in funding in the Mayor’s first two budget proposals, as well as other programs that have not.
IBO presents 10 new ways NYC can cut costs or raise revenue. As with all of our 100+ options, we neither endorse nor reject the ideas. See the descriptions & estimates of revenues/savings, with pros & cons for each option.
Anticipating a reduction in rental income, NYC sharply reduced the assessments used to calculate ‘22 tax bills. These reductions turned out to be an overestimate & the ’23 tax roll now reflects this as projected growth. IBO examines the reason for the change.
A key part of the Mayor Adam's Program to the Eliminate the Gap (PEG) is budgeted headcount reductions. IBO examines how other actions contained within the budget affect the number of headcount reductions the Mayor proposes to make.
In this Budget Brief, IBO provides more details on our latest economic forecast and estimates of tax revenues, as well as a comparison with the Mayor’s tax projections included in the Preliminary Budget.
For many years, the city’s capital plans, which outline when funds for capital projects will be committed, have been substantially front-loaded with much of the funds slotted for the first year of each four-year plan—even though it was unlikely funds could or would be committed in that timeframe.
NYC is set to receive $7.3b in federal education aid from the 2 most recent stimulus acts, the CRRSA & ARPA. IBO details their planned uses and examines how much is budgeted for initiatives that will likely continue after federal funding stops.
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