Budget Engagement Made Simple

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Providing government the tools for meaningful financial transparency, accountability and participation.

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Simulation

Show residents a model of the budget and collect their input

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Taxpayer Receipt

Let users estimate taxes paid and see where the money goes

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Consulting

Tap the experience of professionals to work through tough challenges

Simulation

Share information with residents about your budget and educate them on key financial issues. Receive informed input to help you make the tough choices that are necessary to balance your budget. Let residents experience the same constraints that you face.

Taxpayer Receipt

Proud of the services you provide to residents with limited resources? Why not give them a receipt? This app asks a few simple questions, estimates taxes paid, and then shows individuals where their tax dollars go.

Consulting

Balancing Act is offered by Engaged Public, a public sector consulting firm celebrating its 20th year of service. We can help you design and implement strategies for productive conversations with residents using facts and modern, tech-assisted methods so that everyone’s voice is heard.

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Case Study

Fort Collins shows residents the money.

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Balancing Act is a great tool to improve public engagement during the budget process.

Steve Kreklow
Village Administrator, Germantown, Wisconsin

These new tools on our website have paired financial transparency with data transparency to truly engage our residents.

Darrell Talbert
City Manager, City of Corona, California

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What happens when one of the nation’s most innovative cities decides it’s time to connect with citizens on the budget?

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