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A Local Official’s Guide to Public Engagement in Budgeting

This publication describes five general approaches that local agencies use, often in strategic combination, to involve residents in the budget process. A downloadable pdf version of the entire publication is available on the right.

Chapters include:

  • Introduction: Involving the Public in Local Budgeting
  • Approaches to Public Engagement in Local Budgeting
  • Thinking Strategically About the Purposes of Public Engagement
  • A Dozen Lessons to Guide Public Engagement in Budgeting
  • Resources for Engaging the Public in Local Budgeting

Please feel encouraged to share these materials, link to them on agency (or agency association) websites, and/or download and print out copies. You may purchase a hard copy for $20 by filling out the Hard Copy Order Form. Please Fax or mail the order form and payment. See contact info.

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