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BookTalk: City on the Line: How Baltimore Transformed its Budget to Beat the Great Recession and Deliver Outcomes

October 11, 2018 | 1 p.m. ET

In City On The Line, former Baltimore budget director Andrew Kleine asks why the way government does its most important job—deciding how to spend taxpayer dollars—has not changed in 100, maybe 1,000, years. Part memoir, part manifesto and part manual, this book tells the story of Baltimore’s radical departure from traditional budgeting to direct dollars to outcomes like better schools, safer streets and stronger neighborhoods during one of the most tumultuous decades in the city’s history.  Elected officials, executives and citizens alike will be equipped to transform budgets in their city, state or any other mission-driven organization.

Presenter:
Andrew Kleine, Government Consultant
Andrew is a nationally recognized leader in municipal finance and performance management. He served as Baltimore’s budget director from 2008 to 2018, after nearly 15 years of federal government service that included budget and policy positions in the U.S. Department of Transportation, White House Office of Management and Budget and Corporation for National and Community Service. He now consults with local governments on budgeting for outcomes, long-term financial planning, Lean Government and pension and health benefit reform.