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Walnut Creek Takes a Graphic Approach to Its Budget

Walnut Creek Takes a Graphic Approach to Its Budget

The city did something dramatically different with its budget report to capture the community’s attention about a looming deficit.

November 2013
Financial Resources to Support Energy Efficiency

Financial Resources to Support Energy Efficiency

California’s energy utilities and state agencies offer rebates, zero-interest loans, grants and other types of financing incentives to cities, residents and businesses.

November 2013
New Elements in GASB Financial Statements: A Detailed Explanation for Finance Professionals

New Elements in GASB Financial Statements: A Detailed Explanation for Finance Professionals

November 2013
Using Public Resources: Special Issues Around Expenses and Expense Reimbursement

Using Public Resources: Special Issues Around Expenses and Expense Reimbursement

Tips for public agency employees on travel, expense reimbursement and credit card usage.

October 2013
Interactive End-of-Session Legislative Briefings Set for November

Interactive End-of-Session Legislative Briefings Set for November

With numerous mandates coming from the state Capitol, ensuring that your city is compliant can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned city official.

October 2013
Getting a Handle on Financial Issues

Getting a Handle on Financial Issues

Many cities are experiencing very painful financial difficulties. Elected city officials grapple with budget challenges nearly every day. But cities are using a number of innovative approaches to address their fiscal problems.

October 2013
Historic Preservation: A Springboard For Economic Development

Historic Preservation: A Springboard For Economic Development

Local agencies are using historic preservation to promote financial vitality.

September 2013
Using Public Resources for Gifts and Charitable Purposes

Using Public Resources for Gifts and Charitable Purposes

Many agencies are finding their spending decisions under increasing scrutiny.

August 2013
City Officials Speak to Budget Cuts

City Officials Speak to Budget Cuts

Local elected officials weigh in on current challenges and priorities.

May 2013
If You Rebuild It They Will Come: How State-Local Partnerships Have Changed the Face of California and Its Cities

If You Rebuild It They Will Come: How State-Local Partnerships Have Changed the Face of California and Its Cities

Today multiple bills are pending to recreate tax-increment financing. It requires vision, persistence and enough public investment to attract private capital and development that produce much-needed jobs for Californians.

May 2013