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.
Budget Options for New York City
Financing Redevelopment on the Far West Side: City's Spending on Hudson Yards Project has Exceeded Initial Estimates
Testimony on Legislation to Improve Requirements on the Reporting of Income and Expenses by Property Owners
Is It Getting Fairer? Examining
Five Years of School Allocations Under Fair Student
Analysis of the Mayor’s Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year
2014 and Financial Plan through 2017
Understanding the Budget: A Guide to the Capital Budget
February 5, 2010; Budget Guide, 16 pages
Understanding New York City's Budget: A Guide
October 28, 2009; Guide, 16 pages