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Topic - Municipal Finance Archive

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Understanding Roles and Responsibilities When Issuing Municipal Bonds

Understanding Roles and Responsibilities When Issuing Municipal Bonds

Working with unregistered or unqualified financial professionals puts a city at risk.

November 2017
On the Record

On the Record

Council members describe their city’s most challenging fiscal issue.

November 2017
Maintaining Best Practices in the Cooperative Purchasing Market

Maintaining Best Practices in the Cooperative Purchasing Market

The advantages of cooperative purchasing programs include significant savings and a streamlined procurement process.

November 2017
What Cities Need to Know About GASB 77: New Financial Disclosure Requirements

What Cities Need to Know About GASB 77: New Financial Disclosure Requirements

A proactive approach will help pave the way for cities to comply with GASB 77.

November 2017
Engaging Your Community in the Budgeting Process

Engaging Your Community in the Budgeting Process

Public involvement in city budgeting increases financial transparency and promotes greater trust.

November 2017
It’s Time to Restore Opportunities for City Incorporation: The Roots of American Democracy

It’s Time to Restore Opportunities for City Incorporation: The Roots of American Democracy

Obstacles to city incorporation should be removed to give communities the same option for self-government that existing cities had.

November 2017
Court Rejects Challenges to Mello-Roos District in San Ramon

Court Rejects Challenges to Mello-Roos District in San Ramon

The decision is an important reminder for cities that the creation of Mello-Roos Community Facilities Districts may be a potential tool to supplement funds needed to provide services to new developments.

October 2017
Focusing on Safe Disposal of Sharps and Pharmaceutical Waste

Focusing on Safe Disposal of Sharps and Pharmaceutical Waste

Local governments’ extended producer responsibility programs offer policy models for other states.

October 2017
Local Siting Grants Available for Corrections Re-Entry Facilities

Local Siting Grants Available for Corrections Re-Entry Facilities

A $25 million Community-Based Transitional Housing Program offers incentive grants for providing transitional housing sites for recently released offenders.

October 2017
Stopping the Runaway Pension Train

Stopping the Runaway Pension Train

Increasing pension costs could push cities already in financial distress closer to the brink of bankruptcy.

October 2017
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