The Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit civic organization whose mission is to achieve constructive change in the finances and services of New York City and New York State government. The company mission is rooted in serving the citizenry at large, rather than narrow special interests; preserving public resources, whether financial or human; and focusing on the well-being of future New Yorkers, the most underrepresented group in city and state government.
With a reputation as an independent and objective voice, CBC has been a catalyst for positive change in government finance, performance management, education, transportation, health care, and economic development.
CBC was founded in 1932, at a time of great fiscal crisis, when a group of distinguished civic leaders decided to start a research organization that would analyze the City’s finances, evaluate the management of city government, report on these matters to its members, and recommend improvements to municipal officials. In 1984 CBC expanded its research to include state as well as city government.