In addition to first calling on the state to impose a temporary freeze on public sector wages, the recommendations focus on ways to provide property tax relief by reducing local government expenses associated with employee pensions, health insurance, and police and firefighter disability benefits. The report also identifies necessary reforms to the prevailing wage and civil service laws that would help lower municipal infrastructure costs and provide public employers greater ability to manage their workforce so they can provide services more cost-effectively.
The Task Force, NYCOM’s Executive Committee and full membership look forward to working with the new Administration and the State Legislature to implement these recommendations in the hope of achieving a better and more affordable New York.
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