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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Taking Charge 2011

The Public Policy Center worked with the City of Lincoln to convene a public input process about the City’s budget. Members of the public were invited to take an online survey about the budget and city services, and discuss their views with other residents of Lincoln both online and in-person. Public input is particularly important because the City faces a significant budget deficit and the possibility that several public services will be reduced or eliminated.

Survey respondents who attended the in-person deliberation had an opportunity to learn about city services and the fiscal situation facing Lincoln, ask questions of the Mayor and city department heads, and weigh-in on the coming year’s city budget in facilitated group discussions.

This was the fourth consecutive year that the Center worked with the City to gather public input about the City of Lincoln’s budget and services.

City of Lincoln: Taking Charge Public Budget Survey

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Budgeting Outcomes and Priorities in Lincoln (2008)
Citizen Input for Budgeting and Performance Management in Lincoln (2009)
City of Lincoln Satisfaction Survey: “Taking Charge” (2010)
Taking Charge 2012
Taking Charge 2013
Taking Charge 2014

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