Budgeting and Procurement

As someone who worked as a budget analyst at both the Mayor’s Office and City Council, I can confirm that a City’s budget is a reflection of it’s values.

Unfortunately it’s still a mess, and the City Council needs more tools to engage in oversight.

  • Unit of Appropriations, or the ways that funding is organized within each agency’s budget, needs more clarity so that Council can better understand the state of their budget without going through the Mayor’s Office to get that information.
  • Push for State actors to bring “Design-Build” to the City so projects can be completed quicker and less over budget.
  • Streamline the way that capital projects are reviewed for compliance so that there is better interagency coordination between DDC and OMB.