Over the years, individuals, nonprofits, and the government have explained the process. Two of my explanations are the DC Budget Process (PDF) and DC Budget Quarterly Timelines (PDF). Both attempt to link the government process and advocacy opportunities.
The government's explanation (from the FY 2009 budget proposal) is similar to DCFPI's in that it is all narrative.
I've recently had conversations with budget and issue experts across the city as part of my contracting gig with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and Deputy Mayor for Education and one of the issues that keeps coming up is the need for an explanation of the District's budget process. My question to my blog readers is this: What do you want to see in a description of the DC budget process? Feel free to leave a comment on the blog or submit suggestions in the What do you need in an explanation of the District's budget process? survey.