Friday, May 02, 2014

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli issues fiscal stress scores for upstate political subdivisions of the State


New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli issues fiscal stress scores for upstate political subdivisions of the State
Monitoring System Has Evaluated Nearly 2,300 Local Governments

On May 2, 2014 New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced fiscal stress rankings for several upstate cities. With today’s announcement, DiNapoli’s office has completed the initial scoring for all local governments and school districts in New York.

The creation of the ‘early warning’ monitoring system is the centerpiece of the Comptroller’s fiscal stress initiative. The Fiscal Stress Monitoring System is based on financial information provided to DiNapoli’s office by local communities and uses financial indicators that include year-end fund balance, cash position and patterns of operating deficits, to create an overall fiscal stress score. The system uses a 100-point scale to classify whether a municipality is in significant fiscal stress (65-100%), in moderate fiscal stress (55-65%), is susceptible to fiscal stress (45-55%), or no designation (below 45%).

Since implementing the system in 2013, the Comptroller’s staff has evaluated the fiscal condition of nearly 2,300 municipalities and school districts across the state.To date, DiNapoli’s monitoring system has identified a total of 142 municipalities in some level of fiscal stress. This includes 16 counties, 18 towns, five cities, 16 villages and 87 school districts.

The fiscal stress scores for 15 cities and villages with fiscal year ends that range from March 31, 2013 to July 3, 2013 announced on May 2, 2014 includes the cities of Batavia (0%), Buffalo (15.8%), Corning (15.8%), Olean (11.7%), Rochester (20.4%), Syracuse (34.2%) and Watertown (9.6%). These municipalities were each classified in the no designation category.

To search for a specific local government’s fiscal stress scores, visit:
http://wwe1.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/fiscalmonitoring/fsi1a.cfm

For an overview of Comptroller DiNapoli’s Fiscal Monitoring System, visit:
http://www.osc.state.ny.us/localgov/fiscalmonitoring/index.htm

.

Handbooks focusing on State and Municipal Public Personnel Law continue to be available for purchase via the links provided below:

The Discipline Book at http://thedisciplinebook.blogspot.com/

Challenging Adverse Personnel Decisions at http://nypplarchives.blogspot.com

The Disability Benefits E-book: at http://section207.blogspot.com/

Layoff, Preferred Lists at http://nylayoff.blogspot.com/

Caution:

Subsequent court and administrative rulings, or changes to laws, rules and regulations may have modified or clarified or vacated or reversed the decisions summarized here. Accordingly, these summaries should be Shepardized® or otherwise checked to make certain that the most recent information is being considered by the reader.

THE MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. CHANGES IN LAWS, RULES, REGULATIONS AND NEW COURT AND ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS MAY AFFECT THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS LAWBLOG. THE MATERIAL PRESENTED IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE AND THE USE OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.

Consistent with the Declaration of Principles jointly adopted by a Committee of the American Bar Association and a Committee of Publishers and Associations, the material in this blog is presented with the understanding that the publisher is not providing legal advice to the reader and in the event legal or other expert assistance is needed, the reader should seek such advice from a competent professional.

Items published in NYPPL may not be used for commercial purposes without prior written permission to copy and distribute such material. Send your request via e-mail to publications@nycap.rr.com

Copyright© 1987 - 2017 by the Public Employment Law Press.



___________________



N.B. From time to time a political ad or endorsement may appear in the sidebar of this Blog. NYPPL does not have any control over such posting.

_____________________

.