“Transparency, oversight, and accountability are critical when the City is spending billions of public dollars through emergency contracting. Comptroller Lander’s report revealing deficiencies in the Administration’s emergency contracting only underscores the need for the City to reduce its overreliance on this type of procurement and turn towards more sustainable solutions to meet the holistic needs of our communities and those seeking asylum. The city must move away from emergency contracts, especially with for-profit companies that are inherently expensive, and instead shift to non-profit organizations with a greater expertise and commitment to providing services in the long-term public interest of our city. The Administration should begin taking steps to ensure better transparency and to protect the fiscal health of our city.”