You can’t fix what you don’t see. Like many cities, Sacramento’s budget is complicated. Because it includes so many projects, and is funded by many different revenue sources, it’s impossible for most people to understand. This type of budgeting hides the true cost of deferred maintenance and the city’s ability to pay for basic services.
We want to be part of the discussion about how our city spends our money! Doing the math is a central tenant for Strong Towns, and it’s the only way to invest in what makes our communities great places to live, play, is to have transparent accounting. Do you know if your taxes are making your city a strong town, or are they financing expensive sprawl, highways, and car-centric infrastructure that drain our money each year?