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.
In accordance with the requirements of the New York State Municipal Assistance Corporation Act and the New York State Financial Emergency Act, the City of New York is required to submit monthly financial reports.
Reports on the City's State of Good Repair need and the agencies' planned spending to address this need. The program consolidates results of cyclical field surveys and estimates the Capital and Expense needs to keep major City owned facilities and infrastructure in a State of Good Repair.