New York City Budget Process is Broken

New York City Independent Budget office director Mr. Sweeting says that the budget process in New York City is removing the decision making process.  

The budget is set when the assessments are made and of course S7000A allows for 6% increases so the budget/spending also goes up by 6%.  But that's not how a budget process works.  

The budget is independent of the assessments and we (like Nassau County) should be involved in the budget process and the total tax levy.