Podcast: the Triumvirate on City Hall money matters

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  1. Ross Currier said:

    Griff mentioned Councilor Buckheit’s blog on the show: http://betseybuckheit.wordpress.com/2010/06/06/local-governanc/ she provides a link to Fort Collins, CO’s “Open Book” of City spending: http://www.fcgov.com/openbook/ In my opinion, this information would be helpful for interested citizens in determining whether or not the taxpayers’ dollars were funding their (admittedly personal) priorities.
    .-= (Ross Currier is a blogger. See a recent post titled Bly and Dahle Detail State’s Financial Challenge) =-.

    June 9, 2010
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  2. Jane McWilliams said:

    I love the Ft. Collins site! Thanks to Betsey for calling attention to it.

    I firmly believe all the information anyone would need is there in our city hall – but the technology doesn’t make it easily available, as Griff has so often said. For example, if you want to prepare for the June 15 hearing, you really need to dig. I’m hoping Kathleen McBride will come through with user friendly information for people to have so they can make intelligent comments at the hearing.

    At their budget discussion last night, the council seemed sincerely concerned about involving the public in helping them make the difficult 2011 budget decisions, but there was NO mention of how the web site could be used for this purpose. The council may commission a survey in order to get responses from others than the “usual suspects.”

    June 9, 2010
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