New Budgetary Process Comes with Challenges & Opportunities
Lessons Learned from the FY23 Budget Process
Boston’s FY23 budget is the first to be impacted by the City Council’s new, voter-approved budgetary powers. City Councilors gained the authority to amend budget line items so long as the total budget amount does not exceed the Mayor’s proposed budget. Now that the FY23 budget has been approved, how did the implementation of these new powers work? What challenges did the City Council face? What changes should be made?
This Special Report Provides Information and Insights on:
• First-year results of the new budget process
• Challenges of implementation