And having read about the number of taxpaying citizens leaving NYS and NYC, being replaced by those whose employment goals are "unknown," they will be reaching into your wallet more often than not to get the money they need for re-election.
There was a reason why Bloomberg pushed for doing away with the 3/4s and why deBlasio has done nothing to bring it back to the way it was. It has nothing to do with the flaws of the system, but all to do with having something better to do with all that money.......
Why $1.7B isn't enough to fix NYC's homeless crisis
The city’s spending on homeless services has skyrocketed by 46 percent over just two years — and there’s no sign New York taxpayers are getting their money’s worth, Comptroller Scott Stringer charged Wednesday.
The three biggest agencies that deal with the homeless are pumping $1.7 billion into solving the crisis — up from $1.2 billion in fiscal 2014.
“If you spend $1.7 billion, New Yorkers expect us to be doing a lot better than we are,” Stringer said in an analysis of the city’s preliminary fiscal-year 2017 budget.
“Money’s not the issue. It’s more coordination, management and having the ability to get things done.”
Stringer, whose office recently uncovered deplorable conditions in the city’s shelter system, said he’s planning to dig deeper into where all the funding goes “because it’s a lot of money.”
His analysis showed just over $1 billion allocated to operating adult and family shelters this year, up from $831 million two years ago.
Funding for preventive services has more than tripled during that period — from $82 million to $259 million.Modal TriggerNYC Comptroller Scott StringerPhoto: Robert Miller
City officials said they’ve been purposeful about highlighting the administration’s significant investments toward resolving the crisis, which includes $2.6 billion in capital funding to create 15,000 units of supportive housing over 15 years.
They’ve placed a premium on preventing homelessness, a more cost-effective way to address the issue, the officials said.
“The homelessness crisis was created by years of disinvestment; political grandstanding won’t solve the crisis for families around the city,” said Office of Management and Budget spokeswoman Amy Spitalnick.
“It takes sustained resources and smart management to address it, and that’s exactly what this administration is doing — and a comprehensive review is under way to further improve these vital efforts.”
The city’s shelter population was at 58,183 on Monday — down from an all-time peak of about 60,000 in December 2015.