Friday, March 30, 2012

City of Billings Council Approves Result Maps, Embarks on Program Scoring Process,%202012.pdf

Result Maps are a set of Priorities expressed in terms of measurable results that are of value to citizens and widely agreed to be legitimate by elected officials, staff and the public.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Tremendous Week in Sacramento: Council Approves City's Result Maps, City Moves into Peer Review

The City is currently working with Center for Priority Based Budgeting (consultants) to implement a model that will demonstrate the relationship between current allocations of City resources with respect to Council’s priorities.  To the extent that we are able to correlate resource
allocation with Council’s priorities, there may be an opportunity to consider the reallocation or reduction of allocated resources in future budgets.

In order to continue moving forward on this effort, staff is recommending approval of the attached
Result Maps (Attachment 1).  In consideration of Council’s comments at the January 24th
Workshop, the Result Maps reflect the revised priority results of:
 Economic Vitality;
 Healthy, Sustainable Environment;
 Leisure, Cultural, and Social Opportunities;
 Reliable Infrastructure and Effective Mobility;
 Safe Community; and
 Youth Opportunities and Education

In addition, each Result Map includes associated result/outcome definitions.  The result/outcome
definitions were developed through a collaborative process with the City’s Executive Team and
the consultants.  The result/outcome definitions provide the detailed expectations relative to
achieving each specific priority result.

Final Result Maps are essential to moving forward with this review as the Result Maps serve as
the basis for “scoring” each of the programs/services.  Programs/services were inventoried as part
of the Program Oriented Development (POD) process utilized in budget development for current
and prior years (the POD inventory was provided as part of the January 24
th Workshop materials).

Friday, March 9, 2012

91.7 WVXU Cincinnati Council moving ahead with priority-based budgeting

91.7 WVXU Cincinnati | WVXU News | Cincinnati Council moving ahead with priority-based budgeting
Cincinnati Council moving ahead with priority-based budgeting
By Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati Council is moving ahead with a plan to introduce priority-based budgeting in the city.

City administrators will use the information from community forums and focus groups when drafting the budget for Council to consider in December.

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls asked the following question to Eriksen.

“Is it your professional opinion that this process will actually help you as the budget director, who ultimately is responsible for putting together the budget, actually put together a better budget for the city of Cincinnati that you can recommend to the Council” Qualls asked.

“Yes I do,” Eriksen said. “And I’m kind of excited about it.”