PAD 340 SNHU Washtenaw County Budget Project
This is about Washtenaw county Budget reaffirmation Document ‘
PAD 340 Project Three Guidelines and Rubric
For your final competency project, you will demonstrate your ability to examine fiscal decisions made by public administrators, and provide recommendations
for a community on how to improve its budgeting process. Using the provided case study documents from Washtenaw County, Michigan, you will create a paper
analyzing the county’s budget decisions. This will include evaluating its planning and budgeting approaches, as well as the extent to which the public
administrators have engaged stakeholders in the budgeting process. Finally, you will assess the financial health of the community based on its revenues,
expenditures, and other fiscal indicators. This is the last of three competency projects in this course; it is due in Module Eight.
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course competency:
BS-BAD-PAD-CMP-05: Examine fiscal decisions made by public administrators
For this project, you will analyze the budget document, budget impacts document, and Financial State of the County Report from Washtenaw County, Michigan.
Washtenaw County: Budget Reaffirmation Document
Washtenaw County: An Eye on the Future
Washtenaw County: Financial State of the County Report
Using the provided resources above, you will create a paper that answers the following questions: What budget systems is this community using and how would
you evaluate this approach? How have stakeholders been involved in the budgeting process? How would you rate the community’s fiscal health?
Specifically, you must address the critical elements listed below.
I. Budgeting Systems: In this section, you will describe the budgeting systems that the community is using and the merits of the community’s budgeting
A. Describe the budgeting approach being used by the community and its strengths and weaknesses.
B. Describe the community’s priorities, how they were created, and if the major expenditures are reflective of the community’s priorities.
C. Describe how the budget structure ensures accountability and transparency. Where do you think the community could make improvements?
II. Stakeholder Involvement: In this section, you will explain how stakeholders have been involved in the process and provide recommendations to the
community for a more ethical and inclusive process.
A. Explain if the community has provided opportunities for meaningful community engagement and if they have involved the right stakeholders.
B. Recommend additional opportunities for a more ethical and inclusive process.
III. Health of the Community: In this section, you will use at least two indicators from the 10-point test to analyze the fiscal health of the community. Why
did you select these indicators? What is the community’s fiscal health? Is it sustainable? As you analyze the fiscal health of the community, consider the
following: Are revenues increasing? Are expenditures increasing? What is the fund balance or cash reserves? Is the community funding capital
improvements? What are the implications of each?
Project Three Rubric
Guidelines for Submission: Your budget evaluation project must be 3–4 pages in length (plus a cover page and references) and must be written in APA format.
Use double-spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins. Include at least three references cited in APA format.