How Austin & Philadelphia are crafting more equitable budget processes

city budgeting for equity and recovery, bloomberg cities network, austin and philadelphia

Cities are facing an unprecedented array of fiscal and civil challenges due to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic recession. As budgets continue to be infused with federal funding, cities are presented with a valuable opportunity to focus on addressing disparities and integrating equity as a core principle in their municipal budgeting processes.

This What Works Cities resource provides leaders with three lessons learned from the cities of Austin, Texas and Philadelphia, Pa. -- two participants in the City Budgeting for Equity and Recovery program who are taking innovative approaches towards crafting a more equitable budget decision-making process.