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Property tax 'loansharking' will make middle class flee NYC: pols

de Blasio Administration declared thathealth and human services providers would continue toget paid even if they could no longer meet their contractual performance targets

In mid-March, the de Blasio Administration declared that health and human services providers would continue to get paid even if they could no longer meet their contractual performance targets due to the pandemic. But on April  3 providers whose contracts are with the City Council received a letter stating that only costs for "essential work" performed after March 22—the date that Governor Cuomo's pause order went into effect—would be reimbursed. 

See https://ibo.nyc.ny.us/iboreports/rocky-road-for-nonprofit-human-services-organizations-city-increases-support-for-administrative-costs-but-providers-face-other-challenges-foeb-june-2020.pdf

NYC Council Website is not used by the average person

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Please look at the statistics.
Most of the traffic on our NYC Council website is from desktops while the world has moved to mobile devices.
This seems to suggest that the site is simply too hard to use by mobile users.
One visit to https://legistar.council.nyc.gov will confirm this.
In fact, as recent as September 2018, the site did not support secure https connections, it appears.

See https://datastudio.google.com/u/0/reporting/8c3d922e-3161-446d-bb08-95407ac9bb6c/page/a4qS
and for the older http information:
See https://datastudio.google.com/reporting/8d71faf5-58eb-48a7-b7b6-e129d5643f29/page/a4qS