Historically, the budget financial data and the budget 'narrative' have been separated. In one budget book, you get the reasons why the City spent money in certain places. In another, you get the numbers detailing how much revenue the City collects and how much it plans to spend over the next fiscal year.
We will merge those two books and put them online. A budget should not be a big book that no one reads - it should be an additional piece of information you (our website visitors) see when you're reading up on My Brother's Keeper grantees
, applying for heat assistance
, and even potholes
. Context-driven and easily understood, an online budget should help you (our website visitors) understand how the Mayor's vision comes to life.
If you have budget questions, send them our way! We'd like to know what you care about. Just email Feedback@Boston.gov or click the Feedback button at the bottom (footer) of every Boston.gov page, and share your thoughts on what an online budget should do.
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