Advocates disputed media reports that efforts to reform 421-a and repeal vacancy decontrol—two priorities of Mayor de Blasio—were dead, as a report found a huge loss of affordable apartments from 2002 to 2014.
History shows that community policing funding is often rerouted to more repressive tactics, the authors write. Even when implemented, the approach asks police to do work for which they are ill-prepared.
Many people agree that New York City’s property tax system is marred by inequities and the unintended consequences of attempts to address them. But reforms could be costly or create winners and losers.
Citing rising violence, the city’s Department of Correction wants more ability to block visits or curtail physical contact. Opponents say the proposed changes are based on bad data and could do more harm than good.