CSAC Institute – Public Engagement in the County Budget Process (386)
Location: San Jose at the CSAC Annual Meeting
Expand community involvement and build public acceptance
New course! County Boards and executives must make difficult decisions in the budgeting process which affect county services and quality of life for the community. This course explores methods for community involvement in the budget process to help counties generate new ideas, make effective decisions and build public acceptance of decisions. Participants explore practical tips to maximize the effectiveness of public forums, budget hearings, town halls, and other forms of community engagement in budget decisions. Participants examine techniques that help the public take into account the hard choices and trade-offs in decisions, and how to demonstrate that public ideas and recommendations are taken seriously.
Presented by the Institute for Local Government.