Community volunteers at food shelter

Does Priority-Based Budgeting Improve Community-Level Decision-Making?

For local governments to operate efficiently and with the best interests of the residents in mind, leadership needs to keep a finger on the pulse of the community. Priority-based budgeting is one way governments can improve community-level decision-making. However, even in today’s highly connected world, getting feedback from the public to set policies and align services with needs is challenging.

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Local government workers gathered around laptops in meeting room with tree discussing climate action plans

Climate Action Plan: 5 Tips for Local Governments

Climate change is already impacting regions worldwide, and the effects will only intensify going forward.

In North America, we are regularly experiencing harsher winters, hotter summers, and extreme weather-related events, such as hurricanes, floods, droughts, wildfires, and landslides. These events have a catastrophic impact on towns and cities that aren’t designed with the infrastructure needed to handle new threats and challenges.

To address rapidly changing climate conditions, local governments are adopting climate action plans that identify and adapt community goals for health and safety, economic growth, sustainable energy, and quality of life as climate-driven changes occur.

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