The Independent Budget Office (IBO) is a publicly funded agency that provides nonpartisan information about New York City's budget to the public and their elected officials.
IBO presents its budgetary reviews, economic forecasts, and policy analyses in the form of reports, testimony, memos, letters, and presentations. IBO also produces guides to understanding the budget and provides online access to key revenue and spending data from past years.
Testimony to the New York City Council on the
Mayor's Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2015
The Big Unknown:
How Much Could Union Settlements Cost?
Staying or Going? Comparing Student Attrition Rates at
Charter Schools with Nearby Traditional Public Schools
New Mayor and City Council: A Big Budget Surplus and
Even Bigger Fiscal Challenges Ahead
Budget Options for New York City
Reestimating the Mayor’s Plan: An Analysis of the 2014
Executive Budget & Financial Plan Through 2017
Understanding New York City's Budget: A Guide
June, 2013; Guide, 16 pages
Understanding the Budget: A Guide to the Capital Budget
June, 2013; Budget Guide, 16 pages