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WHITEHALL WATER PROJECT: Government Budgets and How They Affect the Whitehall Water Project

The following information was presented at the Public Hearing in May regarding the Whitehall Water Project and its rate increases.

Government budgets give local government officials the authority to incur obligations and pay expenses. They allocate resources among departments, reflecting the legislative body’s priorities and policies, and control how much each department may spend.

• FUND LEVEL: A fund-level budget allows for the greatest amount of flexibility and, therefore, requires monitoring throughout the budget cycle to ensure that actual expenditures fall within the various program or d...


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