Imagine your community in 20 years. Do you see a revitalized downtown? New subdivisions? You set goals for the future. Then you plan for how you want to accomplish them. However, municipal budgets are rarely set by looking forward, instead they are based on past accounting. We believe in looking ahead when working with a community on budget.
Each community is challenged to provide quality services, while at the same time deal with tight budgets and increasing costs. We believe that a foundation of visionary planning, combined with economic analysis is key. Good plans and policies need to work from more than just a technical, engineering standpoint. They need to be easy to administer, financially feasible and support the quality of life your residents expect.
Stop managing your budget by looking at past accounting. Look at the big picture. Determine the life cycle of your assets and infrastructure. Create a plan, whether it be 1 year, 5 years or 20 years. And finally, determine a strategy to finance those pressing needs. So when it's time to plan that next budget you can sit back, relax and see the future out your window.