Where Mayor DeBlasio Can Find Some Real Money

Jan 07, 2014
It is likely that the Financial Plan Mayor Bill de Blasio is scheduled to release in February will significantly increase municipal spending beyond the amounts previously planned by the Bloomberg Administration.

Letter to the Governor Urges Approval of Preschool Special Education Oversight Bill

Dec 10, 2013

CBC urges the approval of A7302-A/S5568-A, a bill that will improve the oversight of preschool special education program providers.

It would reduce fraud, abuse and mismanagement by requiring that every provider be audited at least once by the State Comptroller by March 31, 2018 and that Executive Directors of providers be fully engaged and qualified for their positions.

Managing Economic Development Programs in NYC: Lessons for the Next Mayor From the Past Decade

Dec 06, 2013
This paper describes the economic development programs used in New York City and assesses the experience during the Bloomberg Administration in order to provide suggestions for further improvements by the next Mayor.

Tax Policy Choices and NYC's Competitive Position

Dec 06, 2013
The purpose of this background paper is to help inform tax policy choices that the new mayoral administration may face. It examines levels of taxation in New York City compared to other cities, and it reviews research on how taxes affect the local economy and migration patterns.

Options for Property Tax Reform: Equitable Revenue Raising Reforms for NYC's Property Tax

Dec 06, 2013

The purpose of this report is to describe three options for increasing property tax revenues. The first of these options maintains status quo inequities; in contrast, the other two address some major problems with fairness and efficiency that characterize current policy.

Planning After PLANYC: A Framework for Developing New York City's Next Ten-Year Capital Strategy

Dec 06, 2013
The new mayor will face a difficult challenge: how to responsibly fund competing capital priorities without increasing capital spending and debt extensively. This report reviews capital planning and spending during Mayor Bloomberg’s tenure in order to suggest principles that can guide the development of a new long-term capital plan and financing strategy

The Most Important Economic and Fiscal Decisions Facing the Next Mayor

Dec 06, 2013

This book is a series of "options papers" presented at a conference on the most important economic and fiscal decisions facing the next Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio. The challenges covered in this book include tax revenues, capital and debt, economic development, and expenses. Below you will find links to the book, the media alert, and video of panels discussing the book's findings.

Report: The Most Important Economic and Fiscal Decisions Facing the Next Mayor
Media Alert

Panels: The Most Important Economic and Fiscal Decisions Facing the Next Mayor

Dec 06, 2013

Fiscal Outlook Presentation and Comptroller-Elect Scott Stringer


Tax Revenue Panel


Capital Panel


Economic Development Panel

Expenses Panel

Letter to the New York State Tax Relief Commission Offering Observations and Recommendations

Nov 26, 2013

In a letter to members of the New York State Tax Relief Commission, the CBC submits observations and recommendations in advance of the Commission report in December.

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