Bring Fiscal Responsibility and Transparency Back to Budgeting

In difficult times like these, Burlington needs careful control of spending, doing so in a way that honors the financial contributions of our residents and businesses, and offers an inclusive opportunity for a diversity of voices to contribute to the budget conversations. Through transparent, participatory budgeting, we will do a deep assessment of each city department to consider appropriate staffing levels and resources needed to best serve taxpayers, residents, and all stakeholders. Our city budget is a moral document and must speak to our community values even as we build a city that will be both economically vibrant and resilient into the future.