Coronavirus and Your Budget

Balancing Act helps residents understand the coronavirus’ fiscal impact on local and state government budgets.

Resident expectations increase during a crisis. Two-way communication with residents builds and maintains trust.

The Balancing Act team is here to assist you during this unprecedented time. We want to give you an effective tool to conduct an effective budget process while still engaging the public at the highest level of possible. Given the economic impact of COVID-19, next year’s budget decisions are more critical than ever.

Prepares residents and staff for the tough financial choices and trade-offs that will occur as a result of COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on your budget is probably yet to be determined however revenues will be impacted.

Allows significant virtual participation in the budget process

Balancing Act’s interactive, easy-to-use simulation ensures that the budget development process continues with public input even if your deadline is June 30, 2020. When combined with online video or streaming platforms like Zoom, GoToMeeting, Granicus or other services Balancing Act may satisfy legal requirements for resident participation.

Integrates into overall communications and public engagement strategy

Balancing Act is shareable via social media and email and is also very accessible to the press.

Aligns with current GFOA Recommendations for Online Financial Transparency

To get started, fill out the form and you will receive an email with instructions on how to create an account and how to access resources. Any public entity—cities, counties, school districts, special districts, state and provincial governments—may avail themselves of this offer.

  This special version will include:

  • One free budget simulation published online
  • Free access to Meeting Mode, the module that allows you to use the simulation in real time
  • Free training on how to use the simulation remotely with services such as Zoom or GoToMeeting
  • Access to a cohort of other local government leaders dealing with the twin challenges of corona virus and the likelihood of falling revenues.

If you find that you need specialized features to convey the complexity of your situation or need additional help, we are also offering special pricing on upgrades and consulting.

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Engaged Public, 1490 Lafayette Street, Suite 201,
Denver, CO 80218

Press Contacts

PR Contact: Brenda Morrison, Engaged Public

Chris Adams, Engaged Public

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