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Budget Bootcamp and Open Data Updated for FY2017 Proposed Budget

This week marks the release of Mayor Turner’s proposed Annual Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2017. To assist end-users in their analysis of the proposed budget, the City provides detailed budgetary information in our online Budget Bootcamp tool at http://performance.houstontx.gov/budgetbootcamp and also on the interim Open Data Portal at http://data.ohouston.org/dataset/city-of-houston-fiscal-year-adopted-operating-budgets. Both of these resources have been updated to include information for this upcoming year's proposed budget. The official proposed budget and past adopted budgets can also be found online at http://houstontx.gov/budget/.

Frank C. Bracco is a Senior Staff Analyst for the City of Houston Finance Department and is a member of the Performance Improvement Division. Frank holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia.

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Performance Insight: FY14-Q4

Performance Insight in Action...

As we conclude the first year of producing these Performance Insight reports, I’d like to provide an update on the ongoing work to improve our performance. Over the past year we focused on developing meaningful internal and external-facing performance measures, and creating a culture of accountability through data-driven management. We improved data quality and processes to support validation. We developed a follow-up process to encourage action when performance does not meet expectations.

Mayor Parker Unveils FY 2015 Budget Proposal/ Begins Discussion of Future Fiscal Solutions

Today, Mayor Parker Unveiled the FY 2015 Budget Proposal. You can read more about the FY15 Proposed Annual Operating Budget here. To correspond with the release of the Mayor's Proposed Annual Operating Budget, we have updated Budget Bootcamp and our Open Data Resources. Let us know your thoughts.

Frank C. Bracco is a Senior Staff Analyst for the City of Houston Finance Department and is a member of the Performance Improvement Division. Frank holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia.

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