Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles for is a non-partisan financial education site for local taxpayers.

First and foremost, Personalization of Financial Aspects of Local Government

  • Maximize financial transparency for local expenditures: all issues through a financial lens
  • Personalize expenditures so citizens can understand their direct costs
  • Respectful engagement with all sides of each topic
  • Application of financial acumen in judgment of financial issues