How Austin & Philadelphia are crafting more equitable budget processes

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.