Manhattan CB 1's Budget Requests

Welcome to the Manhattan Community Board 1 budget requests information portal!

Our hope is that as a CB 1 member, you will find information regarding budget requests from Fiscal Year 2022 as a useful resource for FY 2023. Further down the page, you will see a form for new budget requests ideas as well as a list of budget request ideas that other members have submitted. If you choose to submit your own, your name will not be listed in this public-facing page. That information will be used by your committee chairs to condense and organize ideas based on their similarities and differences.

What will this work create?

Ultimately, our response will be packaged by the Department of City Planning into a document that brings the district needs and budget requests together. Here are example of requests from previous fiscal years:

A little information on the NYC Fiscal Calendar and Budget Requests:

The New York City Council has a useful website on the City Budget Process here. The office excerpted a couple of important items to guide you through the rest of the page that you are reading now. The first important concept to keep in mind is the start and end dates of the fiscal calendar do not coincide with those of the Gregorian calendar. The Independent Budget Office (IBO) describes it this way: "The Adopted Budget covers one fiscal year, which in New York City begins on July 1st of each year and ends on June 30th of the following year."

The second is that the City Charter requires community boards to comment on two types of budgets, expense and capital. Here is how they are defined by the Council:

  • The Expense Budget covers the costs of running our city. It pays for the sanitation worker who picks up your garbage, and powers the lights at your local library. Funds are set aside to operate each city agency. This also includes the Debt Service, the City’s annual loan payment for long‑term Capital Projects for which the City borrows State & Federal money.

  • The Capital Budget covers larger long‑term investments in facilities & infrastructure, or Capital Projects. Examples include the construction of public schools, street maintenance, and parks improvements.

Previous Fiscal Year 2023 (FY22) Requests

Just below this paragraph you will see a spreadsheet of sorts. The office added additional context to a list of agency responses to requests that we made for FY22. Specifically, we added a column called "status" where we interpreted the response as to mean some sort of approval, denial, request for more information, or if the response was unclear. We hope to use these categories to hone in on ways to make the requests more actionable or whether they should just be eliminated completely. The spreadsheet allows you to filter results or sort them according to the various categories. You can even download the data and use your own spreadsheet program if you wish.

Do you have any ideas for a budget request that CB 1 should make for Fiscal Year 24? If the answer is yes, the here is what you need to do.

  1. Check to see if the budget request is already on the above list.

  2. If it isn't, then fill out the below below and make the request. We will review the requests in October!

That's it! Thank you for taking a look.