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Who determined the outcome in race for Jumaane Williams’ seat? | CSNY

De Blasio nonprofit got donation after deal with developer

NYC Budget and Seinfeld "I don't think that you do"

See https://youtu.be/oxPDfYxkuU0?t=12300
Remember the Seinfeld episode about renting a car.
See the similarity between a company taking but not holding reservations and our city council creating many commissions but not holding the obligation of the commission.  A report based on the people's will.
Jerry: But the reservation keeps the car here. That's why you have the
reservation.

Agent: I know why we have reservations.

Jerry: I don't think you do. If you did, I'd have a car. See, you know how to
take the reservation, you just don't know how to *hold* the reservation and
that's really the most important part of the reservation, the holding. Anybody
can just take them.

This is exactly what we can say about the budget hearings and the commissions that are created.
We created a property tax advisory commission to take the public thoughts and organize them.  Instead we get a commission for "pomp and circumstance"
City Council:  I know why we have commissions.
Jerry: I…

SOI Tax Stats - IRS Data Book | Internal Revenue Service

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See this report at https://www.irs.gov/statistics/soi-tax-stats-irs-data-book
Also the chart show business tax decline while the rest are growing. 

Highlights of this year's Data BookDuring Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, the IRS collected nearly $3.5 trillion, processed more than 250 million tax returns and other forms, and issued almost $464 billion in tax refunds.In FY 2018, close to 58 million taxpayers were assisted by calling or visiting an IRS office.The use of IRS website, IRS.gov, continued to grow with almost 608.8 million visits.Of the taxpayers who participated in the 2018 Comprehensive Taxpayer Attitude Survey (CTAS), 85 percent said it is not at all acceptable to cheat on their income taxes, and nearly all (95 percent) believe it is a civic duty to pay their fair share of taxes. Additionally, most taxpayers (80 percent) are satisfied with their personal interactions with IRS. See the 2018 CTAS report (PDF).

Mayor AOC? New York newspaper floats idea of congresswoman succeeding de Blasio | Fox News

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mayor-aoc-new-york-newspaper-floats-idea-of-congresswoman-succeeding-de-blasio

This is another reason we need resign-to-run we cannot have people playing musical chairs with political offices.  
See https://ballotpedia.org/Resign-to-run_law
And https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resign-to-run_laws
Ralph

The Growth of NYC Employee Headcount Fiscal Years 2004-2023

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NYC employee growth under this recent mayor is up a lot.
From fiscal year 2014 (the last year of the Bloomberg Administration), headcount is projected to increase 11.7 percent by the close fiscal year 2019 to reach 332,285 positions. It is projected to reach an all-time high in fiscal year 2023.source: https://cbcny.org/research/growth-nyc-employee-headcount
The Growth of NYC Employee Headcount

Fiscal Years 2004-2023
Look at the chart for yourself:

https://cbcny.org/research/growth-nyc-employee-headcount