Budget Offices and Educating Citizens about the Budget Process: Case of Austin Budget Office
6 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2017
Date Written: November 24, 2016
Budget Offices can play a role in mitigating information asymmetry not just for their immediate stakeholders (public officeholders), but also for the general public. This discussion paper examines the efforts of the municipal budget office in Austin, Texas and its efforts to inform the wider citizenry about the budget process, particularly through interactive workshops.
Keywords: Accountability, Fiscal Policy, Municipal Government, Citizen Budgets, Budgeting, Texas
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