Community Budget Committee

What the city of Coral Gables needs is a new community organization that keeps an eye on city spending, taxing, fee decisions and organization, constituting a community forum to deliberate about the annual budget and undertake little studies and evaluations of the budget  (say) with  help from UM or other sources.

Community, nongovernmental committees exist in other cities to great success in raising citizen awareness, engagement and participation in the governing process, especially when the city is only slightly interested in consulting with the community on the budget, government spending and organization.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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