2008_07_nycha.jpgOh, the wacky world of municipal agency billing! The New York City Housing Authority, the city agency which manages the city's public housing, pays the city $200 million in fees for services including water, trash, and police protection. The NYCHA also has a deficit of $170 million, and the NY Times looks at the issues involved. To city officials, these fees are small relative to what they could really be charged. To others, it's crazy that the city is forcing an agency with financial problems to pay up, especially when services are being cut back.