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Questioning Priorities

Besides reviewing revenue and expenditure data, you should consider the appropriateness of management's priorities. If money is short, you may wish to question the continued existence of appointed boards and commissions (Regional Development Boards, Beautification Commissions, etc.) or contributions to non-governmental organizations. Increases in items such as management travel, membership dues, advertising, and periodical subscriptions are difficult to justify if layoffs are being proposed or wage concessions demanded.