Budget cuts are coming, but they don’t have to be painful. In my last of three posts I propose that asking the right questions and working in concert can help cities and towns avoid cuts that will cause suffering for years to come.

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I cannot say this often enough: Austerity is not quaint. It is a terrible state of affairs. But austerity can be executed in different ways and in some cases even lead to the creation of stronger communities that suffer less.

Creating and implementing an austerity budget is a process. It involves policy and decision-making about what is important and how to go about executing cuts. …


Sascha Haselmayer

Passionate about urban + government innovation, delightful procurement, building civic + entrepreneurial eco-system. Fellow @ New America | Founder/CEO Citymart

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