PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING IS MORE ABOUT EMPATHIC THINKING

Annual budget forecast for local government unit is always a balance between strong fundamental sources of revenues to facilitate its operations and the growing expenditures to address the needs of the community. Considering the demand and supply side of local budgeting is a general principle applicable worldwide. However, the vitality of it lies on the … Continue reading PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING IS MORE ABOUT EMPATHIC THINKING

HEART FOR THE HOMELESS

The 13th Community Summit on Homelessness focuses on direct services given to homeless person such as shelter, nursery, youth facilities and drug rehabilitation support, among others. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, a homeless person is an individual without permanent housing living either on the streets, public or private shelter, single … Continue reading HEART FOR THE HOMELESS

MAKING THE MOST OF ALBANY CITY GOVERNMENT’S RESOURCES

For the Budget Year 2017-2018, the City Government of Albany has adopted the 424.117 Full-Time Equivalency positions and the approved USD 189,144,900.00 budget. These figures highly speak of the dedication and commitment of its human resources and the efficient utilization of its financial resources towards balanced and sustainable economic growth, social well-being and environment protection. … Continue reading MAKING THE MOST OF ALBANY CITY GOVERNMENT’S RESOURCES