How can local governments address social inequities during a period of significant fiscal stress and uncertainty? The local government budget is a reflection of the needs and priorities of all stakeholders and involves difficult decisions about programs and services that may have to be cut or reinvented. Many believe that addressing social inequities through the budget process is key to leading a strong, strategic and successful economic and public health recovery.
Join this session to learn more about key factors, best practices, and tools for maintaining and improving equity as a piece of your budget strategy.
This is part of Coronavirus: ICMA Community Conversations.
Gordon Goodwin, Director, Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)
Zan Gibbs, Chief Equity Officer, Office of Equity, City of San Antonio, Texas