Policies for budgeting and/or fiscal performance

Derek Ferland ASKED

Hi, I was curious to know what industry best practice is for tracking fiscal performance vs. budget.  Last year we were 5.92% under our expense budget.  This year I'd like to shoot for 4% (or less) and was considering writing a policy to say as much.  What range is realistic and should I be managing towards?  Thanks!

Derek Ferland

County Manager, Sullivan County (NH)


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