News: Officials say new city budgeting process promotes transparency

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Charlottesville is taking a new approach to budgeting this year under City Manager Tarron Richardson.

Department heads are working through a process known as zero-based budgeting, a new method for the city to craft its annual spending plan.

Zero-based budgeting, as the name suggests, starts at a base of zero. All spending then requires justification and analysis of need and cost.

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