CORAL SPRINGS, FL – To help residents better understand how Coral Springs spends public funds, officials announced Monday new initiatives to make city operations more transparent.
In a news release, Coral Springs said a new budget academy, website, and weekly social media updates are being rolled out to educate the public.
This comes as officials finalize next year’s city budget in the coming weeks and deal with ongoing financial challenges related to the pandemic.
The budget academy on Aug. 11, at 5 p.m., will be run by representatives from the city’s Department of Budget and Strategy. Those signed up will get an hour-long overview of the city’s budget process, including how tax dollars are allocated and used for city services and operations.
Officials have also launched a new website: Community Performance Management Dashboard. It’s a tool to keep the public better informed about city projects and the performance of city operations.
According to Coral Springs, visitors to the website will see information and data analysis on city initiatives, downtown projects, the local economy, and more.
“The public will have the most up-to-date information on what city officials and staff are doing to improve our community,” the news release said.
And Coral Springs is starting a “Did You Know?” social media series every Friday for the month of August on Facebook and Twitter. The events will focus on educating residents on the city’s annual budget and how the budget works overall.
You can learn more about the budget here: www.coralsprings.org/budget.
“Coral Springs is committed to educating our residents and businesses about not only the budget process, but how the City determines its strategic goals and funds are allocated,” Coral Springs Mayor Scott Brook said in the news release.
“Just as many businesses and families have experienced a financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so has the City. It is important that our residents understand those budget shortfalls, and how it impacts city services,” Brook added.
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