A Citizens Budget is a simpler, less technical version of a government’s budget specifically designed to present key information to the public. Citizens Budgets can vary widely in focus, content, and length and be presented in a number of ways, ranging from a simple brochure to a comprehensive report. These excellent examples of Citizens Budgets showcase different approaches and styles. You can find more Citizens Budget documents in our Open Budget Survey Budget Document Library.
These examples illustrate multiple formats that can be used for Citizens Budget documents:
Learn more about Citizens Budgets here, or visit the Open Budget Survey Budget Document Library to browse more examples. In addition, these publications provide more detailed information about Citizens Budgets, how to create and use them, and more.
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