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Budgeting and Financial Management

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Budgeting and Financial Management

Local governments rely on sound budgeting and financial management to efficiently manage operations and provide essential services to the public. This section of the Institute's website includes resources to help newly elected officials learn the basics of financial management as well as contains resources to help officials and staff engage the public in the budgeting process.

Local governments rely on sound budgeting and financial management to efficiently manage operations and provide essential services to the public. This section of the Institute’s website includes resources to help newly elected officials learn the basics of financial management as well as contains resources to help officials and staff engage the public in the budgeting process.

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Engaging the Public in Budgeting

Resources and case stories to support the use of public engagement to address budget issues.

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Budgeting and Finance

One of the most important responsibilities a local elected official has is oversight of the agency’s spending. This oversight takes several forms, each of which are summarized below.

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