Budget Deliberative Forum Stories
“This process was a real eye-opener and educational experience for city staff, especially for finance people who don’t often get a chance to directly interact with the community.” - City Staff Member, Menlo Park
“Dialogue is important not just to collect opinions but to talk about consequences and implications. We thought this would lead to better solutions and increased trust.” - City Manager, City of Morgan Hill
Below are stories of local agencies using a “Budget Deliberative Forum” approach to involve residents in the budgeting process.
For notes on the “Budget Deliberative Forum” approach, see document at right.