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Simulation-Based Public Engagement Tools for Government

Optimized for Budget, Housing, Climate and Planning

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Balancing Act is an easy-to-use online simulation that engages stakeholders to help leaders make tough choices.

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Share information with residents about your budget and educate them on key financial issues. Receive informed input to help you make the tough choices that are necessary to balance your budget. Let residents experience the same constraints that you face.

Taxpayer Receipt

Proud of the services you provide to residents with limited resources? Why not give them a receipt? This app asks a few simple questions, estimates taxes paid, and then shows individuals where their tax dollars go.

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Prioritize is a new engagement tool to get stakeholder preferences on budgeted projects. Prioritize goes above and beyond a survey with a unique dual approach that allows users to make selections and then rank order them.

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Case Study

Engage Roseville Lets Residents Align Service Levels with Revenue: Citizens Choose to Increase Taxes Rather Than Cut Services


Balancing Act is a great tool to improve public engagement during the budget process.

Steve Kreklow
Village Administrator, Germantown, Wisconsin

These new tools on our website have paired financial transparency with data transparency to truly engage our residents.

Darrell Talbert
City Manager, City of Corona, California

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What happens when one of the nation’s most innovative cities decides it’s time to connect with citizens on the budget?

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