Monday, April 27, 2015

Using Dynamic Data in Making Local Government "More Responsive, Transparent and Effective in Serving Citizens."



"19% of all Americans could think of an example where the local government did a good job providing information to the public about data it collects." - PEW



In a recent article and survey conducted by the PEW Research Center "Americans' Views on Open Government Data," authors John B. Horrigan and Lee Rainie write "Government reformers and advocates believe that two contemporary phenomena hold the potential to change how people engage with governments at all levels. The first is data. There is more of it than ever before and there are more effective tools for sharing it. This creates new service-delivery possibilities for government through use of data that government agencies themselves collect and generate. The second is public desire to make government more responsive, transparent and effective in serving citizens — an impulse driven by tight budgets and declining citizens’ trust in government.

The upshot has been the appearance of a variety of “open data” and “open government” initiatives throughout the United States that try to use data as a lever to improve government performance and encourage warmer citizens’ attitudes toward government."

Making "government more responsive, transparent and effective in serving citizens" is of critical importance, at all levels of government, and especially at the local level. The CPBB has been a long-standing supporter of transparency and efficiency in local government through our concepts of Fiscal Health and Wellness through Priority Based Budgeting.

And to fully engage the data-driven era we're all in (like it or not), we've brought all our tools online. Our unique and innovative fiscal health, priority based budgeting, program inventory and program costing tools are providing new platforms for local government communities to truly be "more responsive, transparent and effective in serving citizens."

While we're proud of our data-driven suite of tools, we also recognize it takes a village to support this
revolution in local government. Which is why our 4th annual conference is focused on "Driving the Data-Focused Future of Communities."

This years (un)conference will represent the evolution of our work and showcase leading public and private sector innovators who are inspiring data-focused excellence in local government!

We’re still putting the finishing touches on our program, but highlights of our working program currently includes:

Keynote- Lined up an incredibly talented individual who is the co-lead of UNICEF's Global Innovation Unit, was listed in 2013 as a Time Magazine list of 100 most influential people, is a TED Talk speaker and a leader in global innovation. Introducing  Chris Fabian (CFx2, and no not to be confused w/ CPBB Co-Founder Chris Fabian)!

Sessions focusing on "Disruptive Technology in Local Government"

We have ELGL as a conference partner again this year and they will be facilitating a panel discussion on the critically important #13percent issue

Brian Elms, Manager of the Denver Peak Academy will discuss Data Informed Decisions in Local Government

Mike Jones, Director of Implementation, to present “Reinventing Criminal Justice" with an innovative organization Pretrial

And “Optimizing the Approach to P3's in Community Development" - A SAFEbuilt Panel Discussion

On top of this, we will be assembling the largest Priority Based Budgeting “user group” representing the 90+ organizations who have been innovating with us over the past 6 years. And of course, a few “surprise” unveilings!

We’re very excited about expanding the topics of conversation, bringing in new partners and speakers, and of course cementing relationships with our valued existing partners.

Local government must be "more responsive, transparent and effective in serving citizens." And Driving the data-focused future of communities will provide your community with all the tools and resources to get there!

Register today!



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Monday, April 20, 2015

"A Common Sense, Strategic Alternative to Budgeting." - South Jordan Utah Mayor's Message



"Priority-based budgeting also requires elected officials to make fiscal decisions which benefit the long term financial health of the City." - Mayor David Alvord


South Jordan City, Utah has made tremendous strides in successfully implementing priority based budgeting (PBB). In preparing for the 2015-2016 budget, the City incorporated priority based budgeting into their fiscal budget strategy, the first community in Utah to implement PBB!

The South Jordan Journal recently published a Mayor's Message, where South Jordan City Mayor David Alvord "reports back on some of the progress we are making as we work towards good governance."

Congratulations and excellent work South Jordan City - first in Utah! Welcome to the Priority Based Budgeting Community!

Read the full story below.



As the Mayor of South Jordan, it gives me great pleasure to report back some of the progress we are making as we work towards good governance. As an elected official, I have learned that you have to balance politics and good governance. Politics is the art of working together to achieve compromise. Governance, on the other hand, is seeing that the government stays on course to efficiently provide for the common good through areas like transportation and public safety. 

As citizens in South Jordan we frequently disagree on political positions. Even among our City Council members, there are frequent political disagreements. However, I am pleased to report that a budget has been prepared that displayed the council’s unity to work towards the overall good of the city. As a result, this budget includes tax relief, debt repayment, a new fire station, new full-time employees for the city as well as many other asset improvements. As I mentioned to the council, we are truly blessed to live in South Jordan at this time in the history of the city.

Some of you may know that in preparing for the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget the City Council, City Manager, senior staff and I engaged in a new priorities based budgeting format. Priority-driven-budgeting is a common sense, strategic alternative to budgeting. The philosophy of priority driven budgeting is that resources should be allocated according to how effectively a program or service achieves the goals and objectives that are of greatest value to the community. As those needs are identified and prioritized through discussion, a very clear picture of where to allocate resources emerges. As a result the City will once again have a balanced budget in 2015-2016.

One of the budget priorities for me since I became interested in local government has been seeing that
taxes reflect our actual needs. I am pleased to announce that after working with our City Council and city staff, that the 2015-2016 budget will include further reductions in tax revenue, meaning that the City will be taking less taxes. This accomplishment could not have happened without the cooperation of our excellent staff and employees.  

Priority-based budgeting also requires elected officials to make fiscal decisions which benefit the long term financial health of the City. To that end, the City will be paying off $4,000,000 in debt from the bond used to purchase the Mulligan’s property. Reducing our debts improves our already well regarded credit ratings and improves the overall fiscal health of South Jordan. 

In addition to payment of debts and reduction in property tax revenue, South Jordan City is also preparing for its future needs by maintaining and in some cases improving services through increases in employees and operational budgets. The City will also be working towards building an additional fire station, which will help us expand our advanced life safety and fire response.

South Jordan’s residents and elected officials disagree about a wide variety of political positions. That’s part of the political freedoms we share in the United States. Our shared commitment to efficient governance, however, will focus all of us on working together to find solutions that benefit our common good. Thank you for the privilege of serving as your Mayor. It’s great to live in South Jordan! 

Center for Priority Based Budgeting
2015 Annual Conference 
Denver, Colorado | August 4 - 6, 2015
Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel
Early bird discount available now (for a limited time)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

City of Humboldt Engages in an “Election on Results”: Launching Priority Based Budgeting as the First City in Saskatchewan, Canada!



The City of Humboldt, Saskatchewan's elected officials and department directors participated in an entirely different kind of election last night, as they weighed in on a comprehensive set of “values” identified in their Strategic Plan.

Thank you for taking part in this unique "budgeting" experience,” began the unique online ballot exercise. “Through Priority Based Budgeting, we are presenting you an opportunity to directly influence the way dollars are spent in this community. Think of it as an election, but a very unusual election: an election for the Results that matter most to you.”

      "Why" Does our Local Government Exist?  The City of Humboldt Engages in an "Election on Results"

The City of Humboldt, Saskatchewan launched their Priority Based Budgeting process April 8th, leveraging and building upon over a year of Strategic Planning that set forth values, and strategies to achieve those values. Their objective in initiating Priority Based Budgeting is to link every dollar spent to the programs and services most directly aligned with the achievement of those values.

As the ballot read: “By placing more of your votes toward the achievement of any Result, you are communicating to your City that services designed to achieve that Result are a high priority. Similarly, vote less for Results that, while still important to you, are relatively less important. By not voting for a particular Result, you are informing the City that any programs currently designed to achieve that Result should not be provided – a “no-vote” is that serious. 



This is about clearly prioritizing the role you want your local government to serve in your life, and your community. Lastly, there is the opportunity for "write-in" candidates - if you feel that any "Results" are missing, please add a Result, and then allocate part of your vote total to the new Result.” 

Election Results are Tallied and Reported

With Results established, and prioritized, the City will embark on the next phase of Priority Based Budgeting on April 9th, as each Result is defined in detail. Precision in Priority Based Budgeting depends on the clear articulation of the cause and effect relationship between a program and a defined Result. With clearly defined “Result Definitions,” detailing the factors that influence the Results the City is in business to achieve, it can seek to minimize subjectivity in the process of linking those Results to programs or services offered to the community.

Great work City of Humboldt! Welcome to the Priority Based Budgeting community!

Center for Priority Based Budgeting
Driving the Data-Focused Future of Communities
2015 Annual Conference 
Denver, Colorado | August 4 - 6, 2015
Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel
Early bird discount available now (for a limited time)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Driving the Data-Focused Future of Communities



"Data focused communities are challenging the status quo and unraveling conventional wisdom, defying what we thought we knew about the traditional role of government and mining fundamentally new knowledge in policy-making to create communities that achieve More!"


Center for Priority Based Budgeting
Driving the Data-Focused Future of Communities
2015 Annual Conference 
 

Denver, Colorado | August 4 - 6, 2015
Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel
Early bird discount available now (for a limited time)

Priority Based Budgeting is fundamentally changing the way local governments are approaching resource allocation, community partnerships, transparency in financial management and literacy, credit rating management, and our very understanding of the modern role of pro-active governance.

For over five-years, nearly 100 communities across the US and Canada have been implementing and evolving our scalable and replicable core budgeting and community development concepts, and the outcomes have forever transformed the status quo in service delivery and community resilience!

Priority based budgeting is first and foremost a process. A process that transforms communities and provides visualized fiscal data to make better informed decisions on prioritized services. This year, we’ll once again be bringing hundreds of the bravest, most courageous, creative and innovative local government professionals to Denver to further propel excellence in governance.

Referred to as an (un)conference, we annually gather the brightest and most curious minds in local government to share experiences, ideas, and lessons in innovation. These “user-group experiences” are the foundation of our events. And provides the perfect platform to explore how leading PBB implementers are “Driving the Data-Focused Future of Communities.” Register here!

Driving the Data-Focused Future of Communities Annual Conference is brought to you by the Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB) and conference partners Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)


Thursday, March 26, 2015

First County Government in Wisconsin to Launch Priority Based Budgeting


"Priority based budgeting is something that we believe will greatly benefit our County for the next decade - County Administrator Joshua Schoemann  

"To see Washington County take the lead in Wisconsin is a true mark of their leadership, their dedication to financial transparency and accountability to their citizens, and to optimizing their approach to allocating their precious resources to the outcomes that matter most and impact their community to the highest degree,” notes CPBB Co-Founder Chris Fabian.


Congratulations Washington County, WI! The CPBB looks forward to partnering with your community! 


See the full press release below.

     
First County Government in Wisconsin to Launch Priority Based Budgeting


Washington County will be among the first 100 local government entities nationwide and the first County government in the State of Wisconsin to implement priority based budgeting through the Center for Priority Based Budgeting, a firm dedicated to helping local governments address fiscal realities in an entirely new way.  The County Board approved the program at its March 9th meeting. 

Priority based budgeting will provide a comprehensive review of the entire County organization by  identifying every program offered, the costs of those programs, and the relevance of those programs on the basis of the County Board's priorities. 

While the process is new for the County, the direction is not.  The County Board has been very consistent in their desire to apply business principles to county government: reduce County debt, reduce the tax levy, and take a more measured approach to how we fund county government.  The 2015 budget, the County’s first budget by an administrator, realized all of the goals set by the County Board.  Taxpayers saw debt reduced by $501,985 and the largest reduction in the property tax levy in the history of Washington County.  Priority based budgeting is an effort to continue this focus in the future. 

“Priority based budgeting is something that we believe will greatly benefit our County for the next decade,” said County Administrator Joshua Schoemann.  “We are an arm of the State and many of the services that we provide are mandated from other levels of government.  How we achieve or exceed these mandates is a matter of policy priority and this process will allow us to have these discussions.”

The objective of priority based budgeting is to make sure all tax dollars are being used to accomplish the programs that are important to the County.  The first step of the process will include working with staff and the County Board to identify results. The program rates the priority of every County program based on the results determined during the first step of the process.  The process concludes by evaluating the lowest priority programs and the tax dollars that are allocated to those programs. 

“To see Washington County take the lead in Wisconsin is a true mark of their leadership, their dedication to financial transparency and accountability to their citizens, and to optimizing their approach to allocating their precious resources to the outcomes that matter most and impact their community to the highest degree,” noted the media release from the Center for Priority Based Budgeting.

Agencies such as Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s began accounting for Priority Based Budgeting in their evaluation of a community’s credit worthiness and  professional associations such as the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and the Alliance for Innovation have declared Priority Based Budgeting a Leading Practice that all local governments should implement.

To learn more about Priority Based Budgeting, visit www.pbbcenter.org  



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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Defining the Future of your Community! Civic Engagement through Priority Based Budgeting


"By participating in Priority Based Budgeting, community members will have direct influence on determining the overall priority and relevance of the city's programs."


At the Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB), we're constantly impressed and amazed at just how innovative local government communities can be. Through our concepts of Fiscal Health and Wellness through Priority Based Budgeting, we've partnered with communities to define exactly what the community is in business to achieve and then prioritize scarce resources (tax dollars) to meet those community results. This work has allowed nearly 100 cities, counties, school districts and special districts to completely redefine their community.

When implementing the priority based budgeting (PBB) process, civic leaders have the option of engaging residents in an effort to define the results the community wishes to achieve.... or not. The citizen engagement component to this process can be time consuming and challenging, but often lead to a more robust set of community results that are fully supported by the community residents.

Recently, we've seen two leading PBB communities roll out transparent and comprehensive citizen engagement platforms. These communities, one a city and one a county, vary immensely in geographic location, population, urban make-up and political climate. Yet, both are successfully implementing priority based budgeting and engaging their citizens in incredible and meaningful ways, proving once again how scalable and replicable the PBB process can be.

We recently reported on Douglas County, Nevada, one of the most successful implementers, and now practitioners, of Priority Based Budgeting. In fact, they were the first county in the nation to implement Priority Based Budgeting. Douglas County has also implemented a game-changing approach to citizen engagement.

 In 2012, the County embarked on the Priority Based Budgeting process with one of the primary objectives being to bring their community into an ownership position with respect to decision making. What unfolded in their groundbreaking use of an online tool to engage citizens sets the bar at a whole new level in participatory budgeting (see story here). Not only that, but the County's bond rating was affirmed as a result of their work.

Another example of the County's success is how they prioritized spending to fund long-awaited transportation infrastructure needs with their shift to Priority Based Budgeting. See Douglas County newsletter article "Priority Budgeting Leads to $1 Million for Roads."

But the County has not stopped there. In late 2014, Douglas County launched their innovative Manage the County’s Checkbook” online exercise. This is not the first year the County has implemented this exercise, and this year's public participation rivaled that of past years.

The City of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is also in the process of implementing priority based budgeting while engaging with citizens in an effort to collaboratively define the future of the community. This program, Imagine Kalamazoo, is the city's citizen engagement platform where citizens can weigh in and help define the future of Kalamazoo.

And citizens are excited about it! The Stuart Neighborhood Association is one group that is actively promoting participation in Imagine Kalamazoo. Here is how the Stuart Neighborhood Association describes their efforts:  We are excited to announce the launch of www.ImagineKalamazoo.com , a new website where the public can connect and collaborate with local decision makers and other residents on the future of our community.  Priority Based Budgeting is a featured topic for the Imagine Kalamazoo website in which community members will be asked to allocate $1000 towards the community results that are most important to them, describe what they love about this city and what they would like to see improved, and offer exciting big ideas to consider.

Your input is important!  By participating in Priority Based Budgeting, community members will have direct influence on determining the overall priority and relevance of the city's programs. Your "investment" of $1000 in the budget exercise helps the city realize which results are most important, and further guides the process of prioritizing the services offered by the city.  Following the initial budget exercise that will run through April, there will be additional on-line and in-person opportunities for input leading up to the development of the 2016 budget in the fall.

Please help us spread the word about www.ImagineKalamazoo.com with your community members and partners by forwarding this email, or by copying this link into an email of your own. If you do pass on this information, let us know how many people you contacted so we can keep track of our outreach numbers.

The City of Kalamazoo is excited to have you join in on the conversation! Please let us know if you would like to talk about Priority Based Budgeting at your next organizational meeting or have your group participate in the budget exercise, and we can follow-up with you to make it happen.

We are so thrilled to see PBB communities engage their citizens in creative and effective ways that lead to a fully supported set of community results. And we look forward to partnering with more communities providing unique examples of citizen engagement through priority based budgeting!

And mark your calendars! The Center for Priority Based Budgeting 2015 Annual Conference will be held in Denver, CO August 4-6 this year!

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fiscal Health Fuels Town of Garner, NC "AA+" Credit Rating



The Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB) is a proud partner with the Town of Garner, NC. The Town was one of the first communities we worked with in North Carolina

CPBB partnered with Garner during the Town's 2013-2014 fiscal year. During this time,
CPBB assisted the Town in successfully implementing Fiscal Health through the Fiscal Health Diagnostic Tool.

The Town of Garner's prudent work in instituting strong fiscal policy and practices has paid off in multiple ways. One of these ways is in the form of a strong credit rating.

According to a recent Town of Garner News Release (Credit Rating Affirms Garner's Economic Strength), "Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has assigned it's "AA+" credit rating to the Town of Garner's 2015 general obligation (GO) bonds and affirmed that same rating to the Town's outstanding GO bonds. S&P also said the Town's outlook is stable.

S&P said its rating reflected the Town's strengths in numerous areas including 1) budget flexibility, with reserves in excess of 75% of general fund reserves; 2) budgetary performance, with surpluses in each of the past three fiscal years and 3) liquidity, with very strong cash to cover debt service and expenditures. S&P also cited the Town's "good financial policies" and "very strong institutional framework."

"We are very happy with S&P's most recent credit rating," Town Manager Hardin Watkins said. "Great things are happening in Garner, and it is refreshing to see external analysts confirm and acknowledge the hard work done by our outstanding elected officials and staff team."

At the Center for Priority Based Budgeting, we've been extremely interested for some time in how credit rating agencies (CRA's) would evaluate the Fiscal Health and Priority Based Budgeting (PBB) efforts of the communities we're working with. Our core concepts of fiscal health and priority based budgeting have proven to ensure that local governments are clear and transparent about what truly is their economic reality. Communicating that picture simply, clearly, and understandably without volumes of numbers, spreadsheets, tables, and an endless series of charts is frankly a challenge that has plagued managers for years. If managers are going to be able to demonstrate financial reality internally to elected officials and staff, and externally to CRA's and residents, they have to find better ways to make fiscal situations understandable and transparent to everyone.


Finding creative, clear, and nontechnical ways to demonstrate what the next five to 10 years might look like is a must if people are going to address fiscal concerns. All too often, local governments are unable to make sound, timely decisions regarding investing in new resources, starting new programs, or initiating major capital projects because elected officials, local government managers, and staff members are paralyzed by the uncertainty of whether they actually have enough money to appropriate for these purposes. Developing a long-term financial forecast is key to gaining a better understanding of what the future might hold. 

How CRA's assess municipal bond ratings for a community has a tremendous impact on the communities ability to borrow. A municipal bond is a bond issued by a local government, or their agencies. Potential issuers of municipal bonds include states, cities, counties, redevelopment agencies, special-purpose districts, school districts, public utility districts, publicly owned airports and seaports, and any other governmental entity (or group of governments) at or below the state level. Municipal bonds may be general obligations of the issuer or secured by specified revenues.


Municipal bonds are securities that are issued for the purpose of financing the infrastructure needs of the issuing municipality. These needs vary greatly but can include schools, streets and highways, bridges, hospitals, public housing, sewer and water systems, power utilities, and various public projects. 

Communities are seeking every possible means to prevent downgrades in their ratings (and simultaneously increase ratings). And the credit rating agencies are facing immense pressure to substantiate the ratings they report - strong or weak. We've been keeping a close eye on this as we better understand how the CRA's perceive how fiscal health and priority based budgeting can provide evidence that a community is taking a sustainable and responsible approach to resource allocation, basing decisions on the long-term health of the community in light of its values and priorities. Click here for more on credit rating CPBB case studies.

The CPBB congratulates the Town of Garner's leadership and staff for their excellent work! Way to go Garner!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Douglas County, NV Continues its Nationally Recognized Practice of Priority Based Budgeting




Douglas County, Nevada has been one of the most successful implementers, and now practitioners, of Priority Based Budgeting. In fact, they were the first county in the nation to implement Priority Based Budgeting. Douglas County has also implemented a game-changing approach to citizen engagement.

In 2012, the County embarked on the Priority Based Budgeting process with one of the primary objectives being to bring their community into an ownership position with respect to decision making. What unfolded in their groundbreaking use of an online tool to engage citizens sets the bar at a whole new level in participatory budgeting (see story here). Not only that, but the County's bond rating was affirmed as a result of their work.

Another example of the County's success is how they prioritized spending to fund long-awaited transportation infrastructure needs with their shift to Priority Based Budgeting. See Douglas County newsletter article "Priority Budgeting Leads to $1 Million for Roads." Based on their progressive series of successes, the County was asked to present a case study at CPBB's "Summit of Leading Practices" conference held in July 2013. See the full Douglas County, NV slide presentation here.



And now Douglas County has done it again! Through their innovative Manage the County’s Checkbook” online exercise in November 2014, "120 residents participated in the budget challenge, a slight increase over the 115 who participated the prior year."

Per the Record-Courier's article, Residents: Infrastructure top priority, "fewer residents did the long version of the challenge this time than in the past three years, with only 54 tackling the detailed budget challenge. That’s down from 72 in 2013 and 63 in 2012. 

However, nearly half the residents participated in the challenge for the first time. Three-quarters of residents said they were satisfied with the online challenge. 

In comparison, the county budget hearings are notoriously poorly attended with two or three noncounty employees participating in the public process.

The exercise conducted in November 2014 to collect public input on budget priorities was reviewed and considered in the development of the strategic goals. 

The results were presented to commissioners by the Douglas County Finance Department. 

“We were pleased with receiving an increase in participation by our citizens,” said Christine Vuletich, chief financial officer and assistant county manager. “We do value the opinions of the citizens and the information is passed on to the Commission to help with prioritizing.” 

The county’s strategic goals were modified with an emphasis on infrastructure and the addition of the countywide connectivity project, advocating for the educational assets of the county including the public library and local colleges, initiation of a countywide recycling program, and the addition of a new category called “organizational sustainability. 

With priorities and goals set in place, the county is now moving into developing the budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Douglas County will continue with its nationally recognized practice of priority based budgeting. 

“The commission did take the results from ‘Manage the County’s Checkbook’ and what was voiced by the citizens into account,” said Commission Chairman Doug N. Johnson. “The commission values this process and it is great that we have an interactive venue to collect public input and engage them in part of this process.” 

Results from Manage the County’s Checkbook and the newest version of the Strategic Goals 2015-2016 can be found at www.douglascountynv.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3612


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