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Capital Budget

Testimony on Expenditure and Reimbursement of
Federal Funds Related to Superstorm Sandy
April 9, 2014; Testimony, 8 Pages       PDF

Testimony on Expenditure and Reimbursement of
Federal Funds Related to Superstorm Sandy
April 9, 2014; Testimony, 8 Pages       PDF

Why the Mayor’s Resiliency Plan Is Likely to Cost Well More Than $19.5 Billion
July 26, 2013;
IBO Weblog Post

Despite Cut in Capital Spending, Mayor Plans to Build a New Jail, Renovate Others
June 15, 2011;  IBO Weblog Post

Total Spending on CityTime Project
September 10, 2010;  Letter, 1 page

Understanding the Budget: A Guide to the Capital Budget
February 5, 2010; Budget Guide, 16 pages

Drilling For Natural Gas in the Catskills Could Lead to Higher
Water Bills in the City

December 17, 2009; Fiscal Brief, 7 pages

City’s Capital Plan Grows: More Projects, Some More Spending
November 9, 2009; IBO Weblog Post

Understanding New York City's Budget: A Guide
October 28, 2009; Guide, 16 pages

CUNY Construction Funding Has Been on the Rise: Can it Continue?
February 25, 2009;  6 pages, plus supplemental tables

Capital Spending by Community Board and Project Type
March 24, 2008;  Memo, 4 pages, plus supplemental tables

Higher Costs, Delays in Amended School Construction Plan
March 18, 2008;  8 pages, plus supplemental tables

Mapping the Mayor's Housing Plan: Units by Location and Program
March 4, 2008;  Maps, 9 pages

The Mayor's New Housing Marketplace Plan: Progress to Date And Prospects for Completion
November 9, 2007;  Fiscal Brief, 14 pages

Mayor's Housing Plan: Progress to Date; Prospects for Completion
November 9, 2007;  Newsfax Article, 3 pages

Croton Filtration Plant Budget Summary
September 2007;  Table, 1 page

Does City Capital Spending Match the 10-Year Strategy?
February 2007;  Fiscal Brief, 13 pages

Capital Construction Contracts and the Bidding Process, Changes, and Defaults
June 19, 2006;  Letter, 5 pages

Financing Plans for the New Mets Stadium
April 20, 2006;  Memo, 6 pages

Financing Plans for the New Yankee Stadium
April 10, 2006;  5 pages

UPDATE:Update to Yankee Financing Plan
April 20, 2006

How Much Is Too Much? Debt Affordability Measures for the City
April 2006;  Fiscal Brief, 17 pages

Follow the Money: Were School Construction Dollars Spent as Planned?
September 22, 2005;  Fiscal Brief, 9 pages

City's $17 Billion Water & Sewer Plan: Balancing Risks and Costs
May 5, 2004;  Fiscal Brief, 7 pages

Evaluation of the Performance of the Department of Design and Construction in Improving the Speed and Cost-Efficiency of Capital Construction Projects
March 29, 2004;  Memo, 6 pages

School Capital Plan Counts on More Seats, Falling Enrollment to Ease Overcrowding
December 11, 2003;  Newsfax Article

Priorities Shift in City's Plans for Spending on Housing
December 4, 2003;  Newsfax Article

Fewer Funds, Shifting Priorities: The City's Capital Construction and Financing Program
April 9, 2003;  Fiscal Brief, 6 pages

School System Delays Plan for 7,400 New Seats for Students
November 7, 2002;  Newsfax Article, 2 pages; plus Supplemental Tables

Understanding New York City's Budget: A Guide to the Capital Budget
November 2002;  16 pages

Understanding New York City's Budget: A Guide
November 28, 2001;  Report, 16 pages

HPD's Capital Budget
December 2000;  Letter, 6 pages

HPD's Capital Budget for In-Rem Privatization
December 2000;  Letter, 4 pages

Analysis of the Mayor's Executive Budget Capital Plan for 2001-2004
June 5, 2000;  Publication, 32 pages

MTA Capital Plan
April 17, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Board of Education Defeats $11.2 Billion Capital Plan
May 10, 1999;   Newsfax Article

Board of Education Capital Plan Update
April 12, 1999;  Newsfax Article


 
Debt

New Soccer Stadium Deal Bails Out Failed Parking Lots, Boots Money Owed to City for Decades
January 6, 2014;
IBO Weblog Post

Operator of Yankee Stadium Parking System Strikes Out: With Bonds in Default and Growing Debt to the City, Company Issued Request for Proposals to Redevelop Two Lots
July 11, 2013;
IBO Weblog Post

The City's Easiest Savings
April 12, 2013
; IBO Weblog

How Much Is Too Much? Debt Affordability Measures for the City
April 2006;  Fiscal Brief, 17 pages

Atlantic Yards: A Net Fiscal Benefit for the City?
September 2005;  Fiscal Brief, 12 pages

The Long-Term Costs and Benefits of the New York Sports and Convention Center
February 10, 2005;  Background Paper, 7 pages

West Side Financing's Complex, $1.3 Billion Story
August 2004;  Fiscal Brief, 13 pages

City's $17 Billion Water & Sewer Plan: Balancing Risks and Costs
May 5, 2004;  Fiscal Brief, 7 pages

Understanding New York City's Budget: A Guide to the Capital Budget
November 2002;  16 pages

Learning from Experience: A Primer on Tax Increment Financing
September 25, 2002;  Fiscal Brief, 7 pages

City's Plan for Using Tobacco Settlement Revenues
May 10, 2002;  Letter, 2 pages

Stock Exchange Project: City Board To Vote On Financing
November 8, 2001;  Newsfax Article

The Transportation Infrastructure Bond Act of 2000
October 2000;  Report, 10 pages

MTA Capital Plan
April 17, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Update on NYC's Tobacco Settlement Funds
July 19, 1999;  Newsfax Article

Debt Affordability in New York City
June 3, 1998;  Testimony

Voter's Choice: The School Facility Health and Safety Bond Act of 1997
October 13, 1997;  Fiscal Brief

Bond Act Hearing Raises Many Questions
March 24, 1997;  Newsfax Article

The Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996: Fiscal Impact on New York City
October 18, 1996;  Fiscal Brief


 
Economic Development

Next Phase of Hudson Yards May Come With Increasing Costs for the City
October 3, 2013;
IBO Weblog Post

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Richest and Poorest NYC Census Tracts, 2000 & 2011
September 24, 2013;
IBO Weblog Post

City Spending in Support of Manufacturing Businesses
September 23, 2013; Testimony, 3 Pages   PDF

Looking Ahead: Is the City Making Way for More Office Space Than Needed Over the Next 30 Years?
September 19, 2013; Fiscal Brief, 12 Pages    HTML    PDF

Why the Mayor’s Resiliency Plan Is Likely to Cost Well More Than $19.5 Billion
July 26, 2013;
IBO Weblog Post

Operator of Yankee Stadium Parking System Strikes Out: With Bonds in Default and Growing Debt to the City, Company Issued Request for Proposals to Redevelop Two Lots
July 11, 2013;
IBO Weblog Post

Financing Redevelopment on the Far West Side: City's Spending on Hudson Yards Project has Exceeded Initial Estimates
April 24, 2013;
Fiscal Brief, 14 Pages    HTML    PDF

A Matter of Data? Unraveling the Discrepancy Between City Job Growth & A High Unemployment Rate
February 7, 2013;
Fiscal Brief, 7 Pages     HTML   PDF

Seas Rise, Storms Surge, and NYC Presses Ahead with Waterfront Development Projects
November 21, 2012; IBO Weblog Post

Sandy’s Aftermath: How Much Federal Aid Can the City Expect?
November 8, 2012; IBO Weblog Post

Testimony to the New York City Council on
The Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act

November 22, 2011; Testimony, 5 pages

Who, What, Where, When?: Tracking the City’s Discretionary Economic Development Deals
November 1, 2011; Fiscal Brief, 13 pages

Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Contracts on Intro 251-A, Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act
May 12, 2011; Testimony, 4 pages

Stabilizing Revenue Collection During the Downturn: How Assessment Phase Ins and Caps Affect the City’s Property Tax
February 20, 2011; Fiscal Brief, 13 pages

Sidewalk Standoff: Street Vendor Regulations Are Costly, Confusing, and Leave Many Disgruntled
November 9, 2010;  Fiscal Brief, 4 pages

Testimony to the New York City Council Small Business Committee On Intro. 256-2010, a Local Law to Amend the City Charter Regarding EDC’s Annual Reporting Requirements
November 4, 2010;  Testimony, 2 pages

Testimony to the New York City Council Community Development Committee On the Effect of the Recession on the City’s Communities
October 28, 2010;  Testimony, 2 pages

Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Finance on On the Prevailing Wage Bill (Intro 18)
May 11, 2010;  Testimony, 3 pages

The Big, and Small, Stall in Construction Projects
September 22, 2009; IBO Weblog Post

The Proposed Arena at Atlantic Yards: An Analysis of City Fiscal Gains and Losses
September 10, 2009; Fiscal Brief, 8 pages

Quiet on the Set?
August 19, 2009; IBO Weblog Post

Testimony to the New York State Senate Standing Committee Corporations, Authorities and Commissions, on the Atlantic Yards Project
May 29, 2009;  Testimony, 2 pages

Costs and Savings from Subsidies and Exemptions for New Yankees and Mets Stadiums
January 14, 2009;  Two Tables

Swinging at the Wrong Pitch
January 29, 2009; IBO Weblog Post

With Changes to Commercial Property Tax Program, Breaks Will Not be as Costly for the City
August 28, 2008;  Fiscal Brief, 13 pages, plus supplement

Testimony Regarding the Madison Square Garden Property Tax Exemption
January 9, 2008;  Testimony, 2 pages

Atlantic Yards Tax Exempt Financing
September 21, 2007;  Letter, 2 page

Foregone City, State, and Federal Revenue from Use of Tax-Exempt Bonds for New Yankee Stadium
August 9, 2007;  Letter, 1 page

Yankee Stadium Update
July 19, 2007;  Letter, 1 page

Twenty-Five Years After S7000A: How Property Tax Burdens Have Shifted in New York City
December 2006;  Report, 61 pages

Recent Hudson Yards and Number 7 Extension Agreements
October 10, 2006;  Testimony, 3 pages

Financing Plans for the New Mets Stadium
April 20, 2006;  Memo, 6 pages

Financing Plans for the New Yankee Stadium
April 10, 2006;  5 pages

UPDATE:  Update to Yankee Financing Plan
April 20, 2006

The Need for Office Space and Rebuilding the World Trade Center Site
March 13, 2006; Letter, 6 pages

Atlantic Yards: A Net Fiscal Benefit for the City?
September 2005; Fiscal Brief, 12 pages

Public Subsidies and Benefits for the Atlantic Yards Project
May 26, 2005;  Testimony, 5 pages

Testimony to the Committee on Economic Development on Intro. 373-A
May 3, 2005;  Testimony, 3 pages

The Madison Square Garden Tax Exemption
March 22, 2005;  Testimony, 2 pages

Letter to the New York Jets Objecting to the Team's Newest TV Ad
March 17, 2005;  Letter, 1 page

The Long-Term Costs and Benefits of the New York Sports and Convention Center
February 10, 2005;  Background Paper, 7 pages

Financing of Hudson Yards
December 15, 2004;  Testimony, 2 pages

West Side Financing's Complex, $1.3 Billion Story
August 2004;  Fiscal Brief, 13 pages

Supply & Demand: City and State May Be Planning Too Much Office Space
August 2004;  Background Paper, 6 pages

West Side Stadium: Touchdown for the City?
July 1, 2004;  Newsfax Article

Estimating the Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the New York Sports and Convention Center
July 1, 2004;  Background Paper, 11 pages

Intro. 373 and Shortcomings in Current Reporting Requirements on the City's Business Retention and Creation Incentives
June 9, 2004;  Testimony, 3 pages

Learning from Experience: A Primer on Tax Increment Financing
September 25, 2002;  Fiscal Brief, 7 pages

Improving the Local Law 69 Reports to Better Assess the City's Business Retention and Attraction Deals
June 11, 2002;  Testimony, 3 pages

Plans for Using Special Federal Community Development Funds Allocated to the City After September 11
April 23, 2002;  Letter, 4 pages

Stock Exchange Project: City Board To Vote On Financing
November 8, 2001;  Newsfax Article

Full Disclosure? Assessing City Reporting on Business Retention Deals
June 2001;  Report, 12 pages

Wall Street's Effect on the City Budget
September 8, 1998;  Newsfax Article

Home Base for Mets and Yankees Fans
September 28, 1998;  Fiscal Brief

Public Financing of Professional Baseball Stadiums
June 11, 1998;  Testimony

Double Play: The Economics and Financing of Stadiums for the Yankees and Mets
April 1998;  Fiscal Brief

New York City's Use of Community Development Block Grant Funds
April 1998


 
Environmental Protection

Federal Plan for Cleanup of the Gowanus Canal May Mean Growing Costs for the City
January 23, 2013;
IBO Weblog Post

How Much Waste Does the Average New Yorker Produce Each Day?
December 13, 2012; New York City by the Numbers Post

Seas Rise, Storms Surge, and NYC Presses Ahead with Waterfront Development Projects
November 21, 2012; IBO Weblog Post

Drilling For Natural Gas in the Catskills Could Lead to Higher
Water Bills in the City

December 17, 2009; Fiscal Brief, 7 pages

Two Decades Later, City’s Water Metering Still Not Universal
October 5, 2009;  IBO Weblog Post

Increasing Costs of the Croton Filtration Plant at Mosholu
November, 2008;  Memo, 7 pages

Water and Sewer Rates: Factors Driving the Increases and Options for Reductions
May 5, 2008;  Fiscal Brief, 13 pages

Updated: Croton Filtration Plant Budget Summary
December 13, 2007;  Tables, 3 pages

Croton Filtration Plant Budget Summary
September 2007;  Table, 1 page

More Recycling Needed to Help Lower City's Trash Costs
May 1, 2007;  Newsfax, 3 pages

Review of Recent Brownfields Grant-Funded Spending in New York City
October 20, 2006;  Letter, 5 pages

Expansion of the Bottle Bill and the Return of Unclaimed Deposits to Municipalities
June 3, 2004;  Testimony, 2 pages

City's $17 Billion Water & Sewer Plan: Balancing Risks and Costs
May 5, 2004;  Fiscal Brief, 7 pages

Will New State Law Help Reclaim New York's Brownfields?
December 1, 2003;  Fiscal Brief, 7 pages

Getting the Lead Out: The Fiscal Impact of Intro 101A, the New York City Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act of 2003
June 18, 2003;  Fiscal Impact Statement, 28 pages

Volume of "MGP" Recyclables to Drop 80 Percent, City Saves $40 Million
July 18, 2002;  Newsfax Article

Status of Spending on Catskill/Delaware Watershed Protection
March 18, 2002;  Letter, 7 pages

City Facing Water Restrictions
February 25, 2002;  Newsfax Article

An Overview: The Waste Stream Managed by the NYC Department of Sanitation
February 2001;  Report, 34 pages

Closing Fresh Kills Means Mounting Costs to Dispose of New York City's Garbage
February 5, 2001;  Newsfax Article

Timeline for Completion of Linden, New Jersey Enclosed Barge Unloading Facility Letter
November 24, 2000;  Letter, 4 pages

The Impact Of Catskill/Delaware Filtration On Residential Water And Sewer Charges In New York City
November 14, 2000;  Report, 11 pages

Bond Act Hearing Raises Many Questions
March 24, 1997;  Newsfax Article

The Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act of 1996: Fiscal Impact on New York City
October 18, 1996;  Fiscal Brief


 
Housing & Buildings

Increased Federal Appropriations Benefit City Housing Programs, Yet Gaps Remain
March 20, 2014;
 Focus On: The Preliminary Budget  PDF

How Close Is NYC to Meeting the Affordable Housing Goals Set by the Bloomberg Administration?
January 30, 2014;
New York City by the Numbers

How Much is NYC Paying to Make Housing Repairs That Should be Done by Landlords?
May 7, 2013;
IBO New York City by the Numbers Post

Homeless for the Holidays, and Beyond
January 7, 2013;
IBO Weblog Post

New York City: Your Ad Here
September 6, 2012; IBO Weblog Post

Water Conservation Program Could Cause A Flood of New Problems For the City's Housing Authority
August 16, 2012; IBO Weblog Post

The Mayor's New Housing Marketplace Plan: Recession, Funding Shifts, and Changing Goals Mean Fewer New Apartments Likely to be Built
June 29, 2012; Fiscal Brief 16 pages     HTML     PDF

Fiscal Impact of Prioritizing Homeless Families for Public Housing and Vouchers
June 14, 2012; Letter, 6 pages

Memo: Background on 421-a Fund
May 26, 2011; Memo 2 pages

Alternative Enforcement: Program to Push Landlords to Make Repairs Has Mixed Results
December 8, 2010; Fiscal Brief, 9 pages plus supplemental maps

NYCHA Plans to Federalize 21 City and State Developments
March 9, 2010;
IBO Weblog Post

Analysis of the Cost to the City of Adopting Intro 750
March 9, 2010;
Letter, 9 pages

After Four Years, New York/New York III Pact Has Produced Less Housing Than Planned
February 9, 2010;
Fiscal Brief, 9 pages

Trends in Construction Inspection Activity and Construction Inspector Staffing at the Department of Buildings
October 9, 2009;  Letter, 11 pages

Estimated Costs of Language Access Policies in New York City Agencies
October 8, 2009;  Letter, 3 pages

Department of Buildings Expenses and Revenues for Fiscal Years 2004-2009
October 16, 2008;  Letter, 3 pages

Fiscal Impact: Eliminating Professional Certification
August 20, 2008;  Letter, 4 pages

Testimony to the New York City Council on the Equal Access to Housing Services Act
March 27, 2008;  Testimony, 2 pages

Mapping the Mayor's Housing Plan: Units by Location and Program
March 4, 2008;  Maps, 9 pages

421a Expiring Exemptions
February 8, 2008;  Letter, 4 pages

The Mayor's New Housing Marketplace Plan: Progress to Date And Prospects for Completion
November 9, 2007;  Fiscal Brief, 14 pages

Mayor's Housing Plan: Progress to Date; Prospects for Completion
November 9, 2007;  Newsfax Article, 3 pages

The Shelter Allowance Increase: How Will it Affect NYCHA's Budget?
September 20, 2007;  Testimony, 2 pages

Estimating the Cost of the Equal Access to Housing Services Act
April 24, 2007;  Letter, 5 pages

The Status of NYCHA's "Plan to Preserve Public Housing"
January 10, 2007;  Testimony, 2 pages

Twenty-Five Years After S7000A: How Property Tax Burdens Have Shifted in New York City
December 2006;  Report, 61 pages

NYCHA's Plan to Preserve Public Housing
June 13, 2006;  Testimony, 3 pages

Examining NYCHA's Plan to Preserve Public Housing
June 8, 2006;  Letter Attachment, 18 pages

Several Years After, City's Housing Rehabs Are Still in Good Repair
June 5, 2006;  Fiscal Brief, 6 pages

First Year Finds Lead Paint Law Not as Costly as Predicted
January 20, 2006;  Fiscal brief, 6 pages

City Faces New Community Development Block Grant Cuts
October 11, 2005;  Newsfax Article

City's AIDS Services Caseload Growth Slows
August 10, 2005;  Newsfax Article

Evaluating the Fiscal Impact of the Housing Stability Plus Program
March 1, 2005;  Fiscal Brief, 12 pages

Heat and Hot Water Emergencies
November 16, 2004;  Testimony, 2 pages

Heating Home Assistance Program Provides Little Comfort for Many City Residents
November 9, 2004;  Newsfax Article

Cost of Implementing Lead Poisoning Prevention Act (1 pages)
October 18, 2004; Letter

Attachment 7 pages

The City's Changing Uses of HOME Funds
October 2004;  Background Paper, 4 pages

A Closer Look at the New Housing Opportunities Program
July 2004;  Background Paper, 5 pages

The City's Use of Battery Park City Authority Funds
May 18, 2004;  Letter and Attachment, 7 pages

The Future of Enhanced Vouchers: Cost and Considerations for a City Program to Supplement Federal Section 8 Rental Assistance
May 11, 2004;  Memo, 12 pages

The City's Rising Share of the Cost of Policing Public Housing
April 29, 2004;  Testimony, 2 pages

As Federal Aid Drops, City's Cost for Policing Public Housing Climbs
April 15, 2004;  Newsfax Article

Aging Out: From Foster Care to Homeless Shelters?
March 24, 2004;  Newsfax Article

Priorities Shift in City's Plans for Spending on Housing
December 4, 2003;  Newsfax Article

Lead Poisoning Prevention Act/Into 101A
November 17, 2003;  Testimony, 1 page

Homeless Prevention Spending Flat, But Programs Changing
October 23, 2003;  Newsfax Article

Cost Estimates of Proposals to Expand Eligibility for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase and Homeowners Tax Exemptions
October 20, 2003;  Testimony, 3 pages

Results of Review of IBO and Administration Analyses of the Fiscal Impact of Intro 101A (The Lead Paint Bill)
September 10, 2003;  Letter, 19 pages

The Effect of Historic Districts on Residential Property Values
September 9, 2003;  Background Paper, 10 pages

Analysis of Assembly Bill to Expand SCRIE Eligibility
August 7, 2003;  Letter, 2 pages

Unintended Consequences: New Absentee Landlord Surcharge Will Hit Poorer Neighborhoods Hardest
August 5, 2003;  Newsfax Article

Federal Changes May Mean Less Housing Aid for the City
July 21, 2003;  Newsfax Article, 3 pages

Getting the Lead Out: The Fiscal Impact of Intro 101A, the New York City Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Act of 2003
June 18, 2003;  Fiscal Impact Statement, 28 pages

Estimated Cost to the City of Changing SCRIE Rules for Seniors Who Have a Permanent Reduction in Income
June 16, 2003;  Testimony, 4 pages

J-51 Property Tax Exemptions and Abatements
June 4, 2003;  Memo, 9 pages

Review of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development's Article 7A Program
May 9, 2003;  Memo, 7 pages

The Cost of Keeping Mitchell-Lama Housing Affordable
April 7, 2003;  Newsfax Article

Mayor Bloomberg's Housing Plan: Down Payment on the Future
February 26, 2003;  Fiscal Brief, 5 pages

Saving Homes: City Spending on Housing Preservation Grows
February 19, 2003;  Background Paper, 8 pages

Worth the Cost? Evaluating the 421-a Property Tax Exemption
January 9, 2003;  Fiscal Brief, 9 pages

Current Spending on Lead Hazard Reduction
November 14, 2002;  Background Paper, 3 pages

Can Another NY/NY Deal Deliver Housing for the Mentally Ill Homeless and City Savings?
October 25, 2002;  Newsfax Article

The Community Stability Small Homeowner Tax Credit
October 15, 2002;  Letter, 8 pages

Expanding the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption
October 11, 2002;  Testimony, 2 pages

Rising Homelessness Threatens Higher City Costs
September 12, 2002;  Newsfax Article

Expanding Homeownership Opportunities for Low- and Moderate-Income New Yorkers
August 2002;  Background Paper, 8 pages

Expanding Eligibility for the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption
April 26, 2002;  Testimony, 2 pages

Give 'Em Shelter: Various City Agencies Spend Over $900 million on Homeless Services
March 7, 2002;  Fiscal Brief, 12 pages

City Spending on Housing for People with HIV and AIDS
January 11, 2002;  Letter to Housing Works, 3 pages

The Effect of Historic Districts on Property Values
August 31, 2001;  Letter, 2 pages

Easing Rent Burdens for Seniors and the Disabled
August 3, 2001;  Newsfax Article

Technical Supplement:   Expanding SCRIE

Mayor's New Housing Plan: Following the Money, Detailing the Programs
February 28, 2001;  Newsfax Article

HPD's Capital Budget
December 2000;  Letter, 7 pages

HPD's Capital Budget for In-Rem Privatization
December 2000;  Letter, 4 pages

Department of Buildings Construction Permit Revenues
October 20, 2000;  Letter, 8 pages

AIDS Housing Assistance: Budget Update
October 13, 2000;  Newsfax Article

New York City's Use of Community Development Block Grant Funds
July 31, 2000;  Newsfax Article

HPD Code Enforcement: Resources and Level of Effort
July 2000;  Letter, 7 pages

Extending the Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption (SCRIE) to the Disabled (Fiscal Impact of Senate Bill 484)
July 2000;  Letter, 4 pages

Preventing Lead Poisoning in Children: Local Law 38
July 12, 1999;  Newsfax Article

Increasing the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
June 28, 1999;  Newsfax Article

IBO Study Shows the Costs of Proposed Lead Paint Law
May 10, 1999;  Newsfax Article

Preventing Lead Poisoning In Children
April 28, 1999;  Fiscal Impact Statement

New York City's Use of Community Development Block Grant Funds
April 1998;  Report


 
Parks

Net Results: Fee Increases at City Athletic Facilities Garner Less Revenue, Larger Decline in Use Than Expected
September 12, 2013; Fiscal Brief, 9 Pages    HTML    PDF

Operator of Yankee Stadium Parking System Strikes Out: With Bonds in Default and Growing Debt to the City, Company Issued Request for Proposals to Redevelop Two Lots
July 11, 2013;
IBO Weblog Post

New York City: Your Ad Here
September 6, 2012; IBO Weblog Post

Double Fault: Will Mayor’s Plan to Hike City Rec Center, Tennis Court, & Ball Field Fees Undermine His Efforts to Promote Healthy Living?
December 7, 2010;  IBO Weblog Post

Costs Climb for Replacing Parks Displaced by New Yankee Stadium
January 27, 2009;  Fiscal Brief, 6 pages

Mayor’s Schoolyards-to-Playgrounds Plan Takes a Hit
December 16, 2009;  IBO Weblog Post

Parks: Private Funding
December 13, 2006;  Letter, 5 pages

Fees at City Recreation Centers: More Pay, Fewer Play
March 2006;  Fiscal Brief, 6 pages

End of the Green for Parks? After A Four-Year Rise, Funding May Tumble
May 9, 2002;  Newsfax Article

Use of Work Experience Program Participants at the Department of Parks and Recreation
November 1, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Private Support for Parks Not Enough
May 27, 1997;  Newsfax Article

IBO Analysis of Parks Spending Trends
May 21, 1997;  Report


 
Sanitation

How Much Has Snow Removal Cost the City in Recent Years?
February 7, 2014;
New York City by The Numbers

How Many Christmas Trees Do New Yorkers Leave for Curbside Pick-up?
January 4, 2013
; New York City By The Numbers Post

How Much Waste Does the Average New Yorker Produce Each Day?
December 13, 2012; New York City by the Numbers Post

Whose Streets You Calling Dirty?
October 23, 2012; IBO Weblog Post

Comparison of Waste Export Costs via the
East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station or the Interim Plan

May 23, 2012;Letter and Memo, 12 pages

Looking for Savings: Has The Switch to Dual-Bin Trucks
For Some Recycling Pickups Increased Productivity?

January 25, 2012; Fiscal Brief, 7 pages pdf

Less Trash, Less of it Recycled
November 10, 2011; IBO Weblog Post

City‘s Recycling Goal Just Rubbish?
April 13, 2009; IBO Weblog Post

More Recycling Needed to Help Lower City's Trash Costs
May 1, 2007;  Newsfax, 3 pages

Under New Plan Cost of Disposing Curbside Waste Grows, For Now
June 3, 2005;  Newsfax Article

Supplementary Table:  The Changing Economics of Recycling

Update: The Waste Stream Managed by the Department of Sanitation, 2000-2004
November 19, 2004;  Report 5 pages

Expansion of the Bottle Bill and the Return of Unclaimed Deposits to Municipalities
June 3, 2004;  Testimony, 2 pages

East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station
May 27, 2005;  Letter, 4 pages

Changing the Local Law 19 Tonnage Requirements for Recycled Material
April 29, 2004;  Testimony, 3 pages

Recycling in the City of New York
March 3, 2004;  Testimony, 2 pages

Refuse and Recycling: Comparing the Costs
February 2, 2004;  Report

Update: Detailed Summary of Individual Interim Export Contracts
May 16, 2003;  Summary Table, 2 pages

Volume of "MGP" Recyclables to Drop 80 Percent, City Saves $40 Million
July 18, 2002;  Newsfax Article

An Overview: The Waste Stream Managed by the NYC Department of Sanitation
February 2001;  Report (34 pages)

Closing Fresh Kills Means Mounting Costs to Dispose of New York City's Garbage
February 5, 2001;  Newsfax Article

Timeline for Completion of Linden, New Jersey Enclosed Barge Unloading Facility
November 24, 2000;  Letter, 4 pages

City Proposes Garbage Export Plan
July 17, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Department of Sanitation Productivity: How Does it Compare?
May 3, 1999;  Newsfax Article

Police and Sanitation Services Analyzed for Two Community Boards
July 27, 1998;  Newsfax Article


 
Transportation

Toward a State of Good Repair? City Capital Spending on Bridges, 2000-2012
April 2, 2014; Fiscal Brief, 9 Pages    HTML    PDF

Loose Change Adds Up to Millions for Transit Agency
November 18, 2013;
IBO Weblog Post

How the MTA Calculates Average Fare
August 27, 2013; Letter, 4 Pages    PDF

Fair Hikes? Comparing Rider Costs Using Two Ways
Of RaisingTransit Fares Over the Next 10 Years

July 30, 2013; Fiscal Brief, 4 Pages    HTML    PDF

New York City: Your Ad Here
September 6, 2012; IBO Weblog Post

Budget Buster: For MTA, Tax & Fee Revenues Not Always on Track
August 5, 2011; Fiscal Brief, 12 pages plus web table

Despite Fare Hike and Service Cuts, MTA Budget May Soon Derail Again
March 30, 2009; IBO Weblog Post

Estimates of Average Fares and Tolls Based on The MTA's November Proposals
December 9, 2008;  Two Letters, 7 pages

MTA Wants More Public Subsidies, But How Much Does It Get Now?
August 14, 2008;  Newsfax Article, 3 pages

Behind the Wheel: Who Drives Into The Proposed "Congestion Zone?"
December 11, 2007;  Newsfax Article, 3 pages

Using Taxi Vouchers to Lower the Cost of Paratransit Service
June 18, 2007;  Letter with attachment, 11 pages

A Review of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Financial Outlook and Options for Closing the Gaps
June 2007; Letter and Attachment, 14 pages

Staten Island Ferry: Rising Costs Lead Spending to Double
March 6, 2007;  Newsfax Article

Estimate of Revenues and Costs of Staten Island Ferry "Tourist" Fares
November 6, 2006;  Letter, 5 pages

Recent Hudson Yards and Number 7 Extension Agreements
October 10, 2006;  Testimony, 3 pages

Access-A-Ride: With More Riders, Costs Are Rising Sharply
September 2006;  Fiscal Brief, 5 pages

Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Budget in Staten Island
April 17, 2006;  Letter, 6 pages

Parking Violations Hearing-by-Mail Dispositions
March 6, 2006;  Letter, 2 pages

The Transportation Bond Act of 2005
October 17, 2005;  Testimony, 2 pages

The Subway System: In a State of Good Repair or Succumbing to Deferred Maintenance
April 6, 2005;  Testimony, 3 pages

Running on Empty: The MTA's 2005 Budget and Financial Plan
November 2004;  Fiscal Brief, 8 pages

Impact of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Projected Operating Deficits
April 29, 2004;  Testimony, 4 pages

Bridge Tolls: Who Would Pay? And How Much?
October 7, 2003;  Fiscal Brief, 7 pages

Principles for MTA Budget and Financial Reporting
July 28, 2003;  Letter, 12 pages

NYC Transit's Budget Gap: Reviewing the Numbers
January 16, 2003;  Newsfax Article

New York City Transit's Fiscal Condition
October 10, 2002;  Testimony, 2 pages

Private Buses, Public Subsidies: Will New York Continue to Ride With the Current Franchise Deal?
May 2, 2002;  Policy Brief, 8 pages

New York's Access-A-Ride Program: Costs and Funding Sources
February 8, 2002;  Fiscal Brief

NYC Transit: Can It Stay on Fiscal Track?
April 24, 2001;  Newsfax Article

The Transportation Infrastructure Bond Act of 2000
October 2000;  10 pages

MTA Capital Plan
April 17, 2000;  Newsfax Article

Transit's Fiscal Future
December 13, 1999;  Newsfax Article

New York City Transit's Fiscal Condition
September 8, 1999;
Testimony

New York City Transit's Fiscal Condition
August 18, 1999;  Fiscal Brief

Mayor Proposes Financing for LaGuardia Rail Link
February 22, 1999;  Newsfax Article

What's the Cost of a Free Ride?
December 14, 1997;  Newsfax Article

New York City Transit on Track for Surplus
December 1, 1997;  Newsfax Article


 

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