When developing budgets, competing interests make it impossible to satisfy all stakeholders. Add to this the vast complexity of report - departments, cost centers, and funds, oh my! It's an almost impossible task to understand for those not involved in preparing the budget. Too often, this results in budget decisions being contested and calls for justification.
This year demonstrate the context, constraints, and consequences of the various budgeting options they may favor.
See how the City of Tacoma engages residents to address the impact of COVID-19 on its budget.
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FH Black exceeded our expectations. From day 1, their project manager (Darryl Parker) made us believe we were his one and only client. With his deep knowledge in governmental accounting, he had a clear understanding of our practices and challenges. (read more...)