Be Brief With Your Budget, How To Turn Your 200 Page Document Into 4 pages
Focus on big picture
Focus on what your community really wants to know
Show how you are fiscally responsible in services and programs
Offer a detailed version online for those who are really interested
The result? With a 4-page budget overview, you will capture and keep the attention of more people. You have the opportunity to reach and inform a larger portion of your population because they wont be bored. You’ll be able to communicative high priority issues to the community through what is reflected in the budget.
This is a chance for government to truly talk about future planning to make communities great. This is an opportunity to remind citizens about the direction of the big community picture. It’s not all about potholes and trash pick up; there is a future to plan!