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Smart Government

DEMAND STATE REIMBURSEMENT FOR INMATES IN CITY JAILS

Existing state-court standards call for no felony cases in New York State to be pending in Supreme Court for more than six months at the time of disposition. Yet, in 2010, 1,681 prisoners were in jail as pretrial detainees for longer than one year, at the City’s expense. This proposal seeks reimbursement from the State for people held in City jail for more than a year. This Independent Budget Office proposal is detailed... more »

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95 votes
97 up votes
2 down votes
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Smart Government

CHARGE RENT TO CHARTER SCHOOLS

Currently, there are 93 charter schools that do not pay rent and that are co-located with public schools. This Independent Budget Office proposal is detailed in the IBO’s 2012 Budget Options for New York City Report.

 

Increased City Revenue:

 

FY14 - $78,787,000

FY15 - $78,787,000

FY16 - $78,787,000

FY17 - $78,787,000

Voting

145 votes
165 up votes
20 down votes
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Public Education

PERMANENTLY RESTORE OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS

Out-of-School Time programs provide for students before and after school, and generally are enrichment-driven. Funding would be increased to the peak levels of FY 2008.

 

City Budget Expenditure:

 

FY14 - $71,500,000

FY15 - $143,000,000

FY16 - $214,500,000

FY17 - $286,000,000

Voting

117 votes
131 up votes
14 down votes
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Community Engagement

EXTEND LIBRARY HOURS

Library hours will be restored and extended so that they will be open from 10 am until 8 pm Monday through Friday, and from 10 am until 6 pm on weekends. The opening of coffee shops and other concessions in order to defray the costs will be permitted.

 

City Budget Expenditure:

FY14 - $35,000,000

FY15 - $70,000,000

FY16 - $105,000,000

FY17 - $140,000,000

Voting

327 votes
355 up votes
28 down votes
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Going Green

INCREASE PARK MAINTENANCE

NYC Parks & Recreation is the steward of approximately 29,000 acres of land, which equals 14 percent of New York City. This proposal would double the budget for Parks maintenance and operations at the borough level and support a greener New York City.

 

City Budget Expenditure:

 

FY14 - $31,000,000

FY15 - $62,000,000

FY16 - $93,000,000

FY17 - $125,000,000

Voting

138 votes
149 up votes
11 down votes
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Economic Security

REFORM PERSONAL INCOME TAXES

NYC’s Personal Income Tax would be made more progressive, lowering PIT rates for most households earning less than $500,000 and raising rates on households earnings more than that amount.

 

Increased City Revenue:

FY14 - $466,000,000

FY15 - $487,000,000

FY16 - $508,000,000

FY17 - $528,000,000

Voting

117 votes
120 up votes
3 down votes
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Revenue Generation

CHARGE INSURANCE COMPANIES THE GENERAL CORPORATION TAX

The City’s Insurance Corporation Tax was eliminated in 1974 and today insurance companies are the only large category of businesses that is exempt from the New York City General Corporation Tax. This Independent Budget Office proposal is detailed in the IBO’s 2012 Budget Options for New York City Report.

 

Increased City Revenue:

FY14 - $310,000,000

FY15 - $322,400,000

FY16 - $335,296,000

FY17 - $348,708,000

Voting

145 votes
149 up votes
4 down votes
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Revenue Generation

RENEGOTIATE MARRIOTT MARQUIS LEASE

Taxpayers stand to lose $344.9 million because the Economic Development Corp. gave the Marriott Marquis a below-market purchase price for its Times Square site, at a loss of $173.1 million, and rent forgiveness, at a loss of $171.8 million. This proposal calls for the City to renegotiate the Marriott Marquis' lease agreement. Increased City Revenue: FY14 - $42,950,000 FY15 - $42,950,000 FY16 - $42,950,000 FY17... more »

Voting

166 votes
171 up votes
5 down votes
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Revenue Generation

CLAWBACK TAX BENEFITS FROM FIRMS THAT DO NOT MEET BENCHMARKS

Over the past decade, the City has recouped $87 million from companies that received benefits from the Economic Development Corp. but failed to fulfill their commitments to the City. With increased vigilance and prosecution, the City should be able to recoup even more funds.

 

Increased City Revenue:

 

FY14 - $33,125,000

FY15 - $66,250,000

FY16 - $99,375,000

FY17 - $132,500,000

Voting

172 votes
176 up votes
4 down votes
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Revenue Generation

RECOUP FUNDS FROM HEWLETT PACKARD

HP owes the City $163 million for overbilling as a contractor on NYC’s 911 call-center project, known as the Emergency Communications Transformation Program. This project is nearly eight years behind schedule and more than $1 billion over budget. Recouped funds would be put in escrow to pay down out-year debt service. Increased City Revenue: FY14 - $40,750,000 FY15 - $40,750,000 FY16 - $40,750,000 FY17 - $40,750,000... more »

Voting

238 votes
246 up votes
8 down votes
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Revenue Generation

ELIMINATE PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION FOR MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

In 1982, MSG was awarded a 25 year property-tax exemption. The value of the tax exemption in FY 2013 is estimated at $16.5 million, according to the Independent Budget Office. Since 1982, this deal has cost the city more than $350 million. This Independent Budget Office proposal is detailed in the IBO’s 2012 Budget Options for New York City Report. Increased City Revenue: FY14 - $16,500,000 FY15 - $17,300,000 FY16... more »

Voting

225 votes
237 up votes
12 down votes
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Smart Government

IN-SOURCE TECHNOLOGY CONTRACTS

Thousands of the discretionary contracts the City issues use contractors and consultants to carry out functions that could be performed by City workers at considerably lower cost. Much of the savings could be realized by in-sourcing information technology contracts.

 

City Cost Savings:

 

FY14 - $73,500,000

FY15 - $73,500,000

FY16 - $73,500,000

FY17 - $73,500,000

Voting

102 votes
109 up votes
7 down votes
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Public Education

EXPAND STUDENT TECHNOLOGY TRAINING VIA THE MOUSE SQUAD

MOUSE is a youth development program that trains students to handle technological repairs in school. It provides students with 21st century skills and saves schools money on technology repair services.

 

City Cost Savings:

 

FY14 - $3,777,000

FY15 - $7,553,000

FY16 - $11,330,000

FY17 - $15,106,000

Voting

95 votes
115 up votes
20 down votes
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Public Safety

REDUCE CIVIL-RIGHTS VIOLATIONS; ABOLISH STOP-AND-FRISK

Stop-and-Frisk has driven a deep chasm between communities and police, and diverted police resources from strategies, such as focused deterrence, proven to reduce crime in other cities. NYC has seen a rise in civil rights claims against the NYPD, many of which stem from the Police Department's aggressive use of Stop-and-Frisk in recent years. There were 533,042 stops in 2012. Changing the culture of the NYPD, including... more »

Voting

85 votes
115 up votes
30 down votes
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Public Education

EXPAND STUDENT SUCCESS CENTERS

Student Success Centers are resource rooms for students navigating the college preparation process. They are assisted by peers who have been trained by college counseling staff. The proposal would expand the current pilot of three centers to 10 more schools.

 

City Budget Expenditure:

 

FY14 - $2,000,000

FY15 - $2,000,000

FY16 - $2,000,000

FY17 - $2,000,000

Voting

132 votes
151 up votes
19 down votes
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