It’s ironic but true: During tough economic times as library budgets are being cut, public library use increases. Sunnyvale used technology to overcome this challenge.
The institute releases materials for local agencies about involving the public in local budgeting, working with local clergy and congregations, and public engagement stories.
Local agencies throughout California are striving to reduce costs, even as the demand for services grows. Improving efficiency helps agencies do more with their existing resources and can offer a…
A much larger share of federal spending is being distributed in the form of competitive grant funding through executive branch departments and agencies.
Local officials throughout California are finding new and more participatory ways to involve residents in local budgeting processes.