New York State Financial Control Board

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The New York State Financial Control Board was created in 1975 following a financial crisis and state bailout to oversee municipal spending. The board included both government officials and citizen representatives.

The board was created pursuant to the New York State Financial Emergency Act of The City of New York, and was initially known as the Emergency Financial Control Board (EFCB). Three years later the word "Emergency" was removed from the group's name and its charter was extended for thirty years.[1]. While direct management of the city's budget ended in 1986, the board continues to monitor the city's financial health.[2]

The mayor of New York City and the governor of New York State both serve on the seven-member board.[3]


  1. ^ "Financial Control Board loses most of its control," New York Times, 30 June 1986
  2. ^ "New York State Financial Control Board". Retrieved May 28, 2012.
  3. ^ "Financial Control Board". State of New York. Retrieved October 24, 2013.

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