Chapter 5 highlights the budgeting techniques, fiscal management practices, and accounting principles that assist public administrators in aligning resources to outcomes. For this short paper, review Exercise 1 on page 193 and then write a paper that answers the following question:
Does the budget tell you what you need to know in order to act from the viewpoint of the city council member, the public works department, and the average citizen?
Explain your answer using the strengths and weaknesses of the various budgeting techniques outlined in Chapter 5.
For additional details, please refer to the Module Four Short Paper Guidelines and Rubric document.