Why Involve the Public in Budgeting?
involvement can help residents understand the hard choices that budgeting
entails, and assist policy-makers in better understanding the programs and services
residents value most.
understanding about local agency budgets, including revenues, expenses and
challenges can lead to greater support for budgetary decisions as well as for
measures to increase effective use of local revenues.
the local agency finances and the budget decision-making process promotes
public trust and confidence in the agencys stewardship of taxpayer dollars.
The budgeting process
allocates scarce taxpayer dollars to services, programs and facilities that
play a key role in determining the communitys quality of life.