This is a petition to gauge the interest of the residents of Amherst to determine if they are in favor of amending the Town code with the intent to improve citizen engagement in the budget process. The change will take place once the law is formally passed in 2024.
Section 1. Purpose
The purpose of this law is to enhance transparency, public understanding, and participation in the
town's annual budget process. This shall be achieved by:
1.) The creation and distribution of a Citizen's Budget Overview; and
2.) Providing opportunities for public involvement in the budget process.
We, the undersigned, ask the Amherst Town Board to adopt a local law to enhance financial transparency in the Town of Amherst.
The Amherst Fiscal Transparency petition to Residents of Amherst was written by Shawn Lavin and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.