By Sharon Aron Baron
The City of Coral Springs is offering residents several opportunities to understand the budgeting process and how tax dollars are allocated for city services and operations.
First, representatives from the Department of Budget and Strategy will host a virtual one-hour budget academy via Zoom, where residents will be presented with an overview of the city’s budget process.
Held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 5 p.m., residents must register via the city’s website to participate and to access the Zoom conference link.
They also launched a new Community Performance Management Dashboard, a tool designed to keep residents and businesses informed about crucial city projects and the performance of city operations.
Through this tool, the public has access to information and data analysis that generates a better understanding of city operations; furthermore, the public will have the most up-to-date information on what city officials and staff are doing to improve our community.
The projects included within the tool are part of the city’s Strategic and Business Plans, which are directly linked and support achieving the city’s vision, mission, strategic goals, and core values, all of which emphasize what is of importance to residents and businesses.
Updates to the Community Performance Management Dashboard will be provided quarterly. To view the tool, visit the website.
Aimed to educate residents on the city’s annual budget and how the budget works overall, the city is launching a “Did You Know?” social series every Friday in August on Facebook and Twitter platforms.
Mayor Scott Brook said Coral Springs is committed to educating residents and businesses about not only the budget process but how the city determines its strategic goals and funds are allocated.
“Just as many businesses and families have experienced a financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so has the city,” he said. “It is important that our residents understand those budget shortfalls and how it impacts city services.”
For more on the city’s budget, residents can visit www.coralsprings.org/budget.
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