Budgeting and Forecasting

Cutting the Operating Budget and Instituting an Equitable Decision-Making Environment Amidst a Fiscal Crisis

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The COVID-19 pandemic has an undeniable financial impact on local governments. In many cases, this has required budget cuts. This new report from What Works Cities's City Budgeting for Equity and Recovery program, in partnership with GFOA and the City of Toledo, explores how to think about budget cuts in a way that protects vulnerable populations from the impacts of cuts in local government spending.


  • Publication date: April 2021
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