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In response to unfunded mandates, cuts or caps in federal or state aid, growing social problems, and a frustrated electorate, local governments have taken significant measures to improve their budget-preparation systems.
Berner discusses whether or not local governments want citizens to participate during budget hearings, and if they do, what do they do to encourage participation. She also examines a recent survey of 167 municipalities and 56 counties or citizen involvement during budgeting.
Community agencies often request public funds from city or county governments. This article reviews the varied requirements and procedures used across North Carolina.