Municipal budget and planning: a case study
The present article searches to evaluate the efficiency of planning in the municipal area, within the period of 1989 to 1997, aiming to establish if the variable inflation determines higher or lower levels considering the municipal adjusting. For this, it was used as data base the budget of 67 municipal districts of the Medium Plateau region of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The methodological process implied the construction of efficient indexes, evaluated through the adjust grade of the budget variable. It was verified that: a) the variable inflation is not the only determining of the municipal planning adjusting; b) It exists, in the municipal technical staff, lack and deficiency about the planning and the discipline (technical) budget; c) The absence of a formal and established process that could evaluate the budget proposals, in the discussion and approval of the laws, considering this a legislative responsibility. Therefore, it concludes that the legislators, mainly in the period of price establishment, were not efficient considering the exercise of their jobs, judgment, discussion and approval of the budget laws in the cities of the Medium Plateau Region of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, since they permitted the systematic superevaluation budget, which proposed the generation of a series of deficits.
JEL Classification: H7; R51.
Keywords: budget planning municipal government