The Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan is the City of New York's annual application to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Community Planning and Development (HUD-CPD) for four formula entitlement grant programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
These federal funds are used to address affordable housing needs, homelessness, supportive housing services and community development needs for programs which either directly or indirectly benefit low- and moderate-income households.
Excellent customer service isn't just a courtesy, it's a cornerstone of effective government. City employees who provide empathetic and efficient customer service don't just resolve individual concerns; they foster a sense of trust and community. Good customer service can make New York not just a place to live, but a community that cares for every one of its residents.
That's why the Mayor's Office of Operations (Ops) established the Citywide Excellence in Customer Service award in 2008. More than 20 city agencies receive invitations to nominate front-line individual employees and teams who have shown superior customer service when interacting with the public (whether in-person, by phone, web or email). All honorees reflect the City's core customer service values of timeliness and respect, first contact resolution, response accuracy, fairness, and consistency. Each year during the month of October, Ops hosts an awards ceremony to recognize the honorees from each agency. See 2023 winners in the Customer Service award yearbook for 2023.
Operations is convening the Report and Advisory Board Review Commission. This Commission is tasked with reviewing existing reporting and meeting requirements and making recommendations as to how these could be altered or streamlined. The goal of the Commission is to remove those requirements that are no longer relevant to improve government efficiency and reduce the amount of time agencies and offices spend on reports and advisory boards.
The Mayor's Office of Operations tracks all initiatives that are part of the Vision Zero Action Plan, the City's blueprint to end traffic fatalities and injuries on New York City streets. In addition, Operations convenes the Vision Zero Task Force, bringing all agencies involved in Vision Zero to the table to give project updates, exchange ideas, share best practices, consider new policies, and make improvements to existing initiatives. The Vision Zero agencies include representatives from the New York City Police Department, the Department of Transportation, the Taxi and Limousine Commission, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Law Department, the Office of Management and Budget, the District Attorneys' offices, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the Business Integrity Commission. Each year, Operations manages the production of the annual Vision Zero progress report.