Follow the Money: A Citizens Guide to Local Government (2010) is a citizen’s primer on how to work with local officials on the heart and soul of government: the budget. The goal is collaboration, not confrontation, over how public money is being spent. Too often there’s a clash between citizens and local officials at the witching hour of budget adoption. This usually occurs because residents lack full information of how the budget went from A to Z. Follow the Money demystifies the budget process so ordinary citizens can get involved from the beginning and influence the decisions that will shape their communities.