When it comes to our budget I believe more input from the community is necessary. One of my goals for our budget process is partnering with ClearGov which will streamline budget benchmarking for city hall, as well as our residents. Another is to establish a calendar of engagement for our neighborhood groups. We need to build a stronger relationship between residents and their tax dollars, not only so they have a say in budget decisions, but also so they know the challenges facing city leaders and TRUST their decision making process.