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Tempe develops Budget in Brief report for residents
Reading the city budget just got a lot easier for residents. Tempe’s first Budget in Brief report is now available online at tempe.gov/budget. This new tool gives residents a clear, concise snapshot of essential elements in the FY 2019-2020 budget approved by the Tempe City Council last month.
Residents can use this reader-friendly report to see how the city spends its money, where the money comes from, as well as an overview of the budget itself. There is also information about the budget process and how residents can get involved.
Making the document easier to understand is one of the best practices recommended by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). It also helps the city reach its goals for transparency and disclosure of information.
The full, detailed city budget will continue to be published and will be available to the public in August at tempe.gov/budget.