All public servants walk a fine line between maximizing operational revenue and maximizing the value to residents and constituents. That can be a difficult balance to strike in the best of times. When resources are low and the demand on general funds is high, it can feel impossible.
That’s where we work most effectively on your behalf. We help uncover opportunities to decrease the pressures on general funds and increase the revenue needed to ensure the quality of life and business for those in your community.
All of our clients have an ultimate goal of maintaining the highest possible level of service to all who live, work and play in their communities. Our top priority is to do work that reflects that. Whether providing public safety services or ensuring the quality of the transit system, every benefit you provide relies upon stable funding. In situations requiring a deep investigation of funding challenges, local government agency leaders turn to us.
We’ve had two feet in this industry from its infancy. Two decades later, we continue to shape it from the front line. That’s made possible through the combined strengths of the people who work here.
Since our team members are the face of our organization in every client interaction, they’re hand-picked from amongst the best and brightest. Their understanding of the legal, code, and regulatory changes that affect local government agencies makes them recognized leaders in our field. Because of that, they’re often asked to teach courses, serve as expert witnesses, and participate in challenging turnaround situations.
As the economy continues to present obstacles, we evolve, tackle new challenges, and push past boundaries shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients. They are our partners. By allowing us to get a deep understanding of their ever-changing needs, we’re able to continually develop strategically sound and implementable solutions. This expertise and commitment to partnership is the reason public agencies choose us for their projects.
As part of our core values, we are always working to make our communities better. We believe in the principles of good corporate philanthropy by giving back at least one percent (1%) of pretax profit to worthy organizations. We give back to the local government community by committing a significant amount of time and resources to educate local communities, trade groups, the LEAGUE OF CITIES, CALIFORNIA SOCIETY OF MUNICIPAL FINANCE OFFICERS, ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA WATER AGENCIES , and other relevant organizations on topics of public finance and related items. Our team members regularly participate in preparing and delivering educational seminars and publishing articles and papers of interest to the public, local government staff, and elected community leaders.
We also are committed to being good stewards in our use of resources. We know that being “green” is good for our planet and our community. We work every day to reduce our impact on the environment and make ecologically friendly decisions, whether by increasing our recycling programs and use of recycled products or reducing travel and offsetting our carbon emissions. Our San Francisco office has been certified since October 2007 by the City and County of San Francisco as part of the Association of Bay Area Governments’ (ABAG) “Green Business Program.”
Carbonfund.org recognizes NBS for 10 years of Carbon Emission Reduction Programs!
We have worked with more than 350 local government and public agencies of every type and size, from the smallest special-purpose district to the largest of full-service cities. We also work with counties and parishes, municipalities, and education and school districts. Our ultimate goal is to make our clients look good in front of their constituents, including citizens, property and business owners, boards, councils, attorneys, advisors, proponent groups and other professionals.