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Public Finance Planning inNew Zealand LocalGovernmentManu Caddiewww.manu.org.nz
1. Introductions2. PB in NZ3. Local Government Structure4. Legislative Environment5. Planning & Reporting Cycles6. Trends ...
1. Introductions
1. Introductions
2. PB in NZ“New Zealand tops the Open Budget Index with a score of 93 out of100. New Zealand‟s score indicates that the go...
2. PB in NZ“Research and advocacy experience of civil society has demonstrated thattransparency by itself is insufficient ...
2. PB in NZHistorical- 1980s & 90s: Christchurch City Council public servicesreform: „participation for modernisation„- 19...
2. PB in NZRecent- Giovanni Allegretti Tour (Nov 2012):- Green Party leadership & public meeting- Wellington City Council,...
NZ Central GovernmentMain functions: law & order, defence, foreignaffairs, health, education, social security, public hous...
3. Local Government Structure0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%DenmarkNorwayFinlandAustraliaNew ZealandLocal GovernmentCentral Govern...
3. Local Government Structure3%27%9%5%7%5%9%18%17%Average Council SpendProperty & Commerical AssetsRoading & TransportWast...
4. Legislative Environment“Balancing the budget is like going to heaven.Everyone wants to do it, but nobody wants to dowha...
5. Planning & Reporting Cycle
5. Planning & Reporting Cycle(contd.)OCTOBER:Pre-Consultation+ Expense &Income EstimatesMARCH:Draft AP/LTPApproved &Publis...
6. Trends in Public Participation- philosophy of governance:representative vs.participatory- traditionallyolder, whiter, w...
7. Opportunities for Improvement1. Councils should:• formalise commitment tocitizen empowermentthrough goal setting andrep...
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Participatory Budgeting & Public Finance Planning in New Zealand

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Presentation for the 2nd Conference on Participatory Budgeting in the US and Canada (3-5th May 2013, Chicago).

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Participatory Budgeting & Public Finance Planning in New Zealand

  1. 1. Public Finance Planning inNew Zealand LocalGovernmentManu Caddiewww.manu.org.nz
  2. 2. 1. Introductions2. PB in NZ3. Local Government Structure4. Legislative Environment5. Planning & Reporting Cycles6. Trends in Public Participation7. Opportunities for ImprovementPublic Finance Planningin New Zealand LocalGovernment
  3. 3. 1. Introductions
  4. 4. 1. Introductions
  5. 5. 2. PB in NZ“New Zealand tops the Open Budget Index with a score of 93 out of100. New Zealand‟s score indicates that the governmentprovides the public with extensive information on the nationalgovernment‟s budget and financial activities during the course of thebudget year. This makes it possible for citizens to hold the governmentaccountable for its management of the public‟s money.”
  6. 6. 2. PB in NZ“Research and advocacy experience of civil society has demonstrated thattransparency by itself is insufficient for improving governance.Transparency along with opportunities for public participation in budgeting canmaximize the positive outcomes associated with open budgeting… TheInternational Budget Partnership recommends that New Zealand expandpublic engagement in budgeting after considering the Open Budget Surveyindicators on which the country performs poorly…”
  7. 7. 2. PB in NZHistorical- 1980s & 90s: Christchurch City Council public servicesreform: „participation for modernisation„- 1993 won „best run city‟ Carl Bertelsmann prize for citizen-friendly modernisation (including privatisation andparticipatory budgeting)- subsequently influenced Germany‟s adoption of PB- focus on neighbourhood level funds and local boards and atcity/district level more on community outcomes and majorprojects with proposed budget and opportunities for publicinput via submissions and hearings before Council makesfinal decisions- contributed to Local Government Act 2002
  8. 8. 2. PB in NZRecent- Giovanni Allegretti Tour (Nov 2012):- Green Party leadership & public meeting- Wellington City Council, Wellington Regional Council &Auckland Council (2 million)- National Radio- participatory budgeting & decision-making softwaredevelopment
  9. 9. NZ Central GovernmentMain functions: law & order, defence, foreignaffairs, health, education, social security, public housing, nationaleconomic development, state highways, conservation estate, etc.3. Local Government Structure11 Regional CouncilsMain functions:environmental management(air, water, soil), landtransport planning, publictransport, air/ports, regionalpolicy/planning13 City, 54 DistrictCouncilsMain functions: utilities, localroads, parks & reserves, recreation& cultural facilities, local economic& communitydevelopment, community strategicplanning and land use planning.+ local community boards5 Unitary CouncilsCombined responsibilities of Regional &District
  10. 10. 3. Local Government Structure0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%DenmarkNorwayFinlandAustraliaNew ZealandLocal GovernmentCentral GovernmentInternational Comparison of Public Expenditure
  11. 11. 3. Local Government Structure3%27%9%5%7%5%9%18%17%Average Council SpendProperty & Commerical AssetsRoading & TransportWastewaterEnvironmental ProtectionDrinking WaterSolid WasteRegulation & PlanningCulture & RecreationGovernance
  12. 12. 4. Legislative Environment“Balancing the budget is like going to heaven.Everyone wants to do it, but nobody wants to dowhat you have to do to get there.” - PhilGramm, US Senator- Local Electoral Act 2001- Local Government Ammendment Act 2012- Local Government (Rating) Act 2002- Resource Management Act 1991- Local Government Official Information Act 1987
  13. 13. 5. Planning & Reporting Cycle
  14. 14. 5. Planning & Reporting Cycle(contd.)OCTOBER:Pre-Consultation+ Expense &Income EstimatesMARCH:Draft AP/LTPApproved &PublishedAPRIL:SubmissionPeriod & PublicMeetingsJUNE:Plan Revised& ApprovedAUG-JUN:QuarterlyVarianceReporting
  15. 15. 6. Trends in Public Participation- philosophy of governance:representative vs.participatory- traditionallyolder, whiter, wealthiercitizens- limited staff resourcescommitted to effectiveengagement- slow shift to onlineengagement- slow shift away from formalpublic meetings to informalneighbourhood public placeevents
  16. 16. 7. Opportunities for Improvement1. Councils should:• formalise commitment tocitizen empowermentthrough goal setting andreporting requirements onpublic participation (Māorionly at present)• establish a matching fundand/or allocate aproportion of the totalbudget to particulargeographic/interestgroups2. Central government supportfor PB in local government

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