BUDGET SIMULATION

Informative. Interactive. In context.

The core of the Balancing Act suite is the simulation. This easy to set-up, interactive tool is the best way to communicate financial information to residents and get their informed feedback. Replace static citizen budgets and other PDF's with a much more powerful learning tool.

HOW BALANCING ACT SIMULATION HELPS

TRANSPARENCY

  • Share the most important information; not just a data dump
  • Provide layers of context, allowing users to get more information as needed
  • Let residents see the information you use to make budget decisions
  • Connect budget with service levels and policy options

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Show residents what their rates buy
  • Demonstrate value provided by local or state government
  • Build trust, this year and into the future

PARTICIPATION

  • Build a two-way relationship with residents based on facts
  • Get informed input on service levels and priorities
  • Go beyond simplistic surveys to get true willingness to pay or cut services
  • Build public understanding to give you flexibility and options in a downturn
  • Put users in your shoes, including taking into account demand for services, legal and financial constraints

WHEN TO USE BALANCING ACT DURING BUDGET PROCESS