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Featured, Thought Leadership, Insights / February 22, 2024

The CSMFO, or California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, has adjusted its governing board and added a commercial member to the board for the first time ever. “As this is the first inaugural year that CSMFO has had a commercial board member, we could not be more excited that Tim…

Featured, Thought Leadership, Insights / February 22, 2024

As posted previously, a group of interested parties and corporations, which make up the California Business Roundtable (CBRT), placed the Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act on the November 2024 ballot. Companies like AMR have further supported this initiative. Upon further analysis, it is now believed that this initiative will severely undermine…

Featured, Thought Leadership, Insights / October 1, 2023

The council-manager professionalization movement was borne out of a purposeful desire to rid local governments of fraudulent dealings, backroom trading, and political meddling. Back in the late 1800’s, critics of municipal governments decried the corruption and bossism in cities across the country. Among others, Haven H. Mason was a prominent…

Featured, Thought Leadership, Insights / October 1, 2023

Tracking your annual budgets and analyzing year-over-year trends in order to budget into the future can be challenging. For some agencies, the annual budget process is a relentless struggle with staff rushing against tight deadlines, combing through endless files to review all of the budget components in an attempt to…

Featured, Thought Leadership, Insights / May 15, 2023

The Teeter Plan is an alternative method of allocating property tax collections to local agencies, regardless of actual payments and delinquencies. It can provide predictable, stable, and timely revenue streams for property taxes and other revenues collected via the county property tax roll. Did you know that the Teeter Plan…

Thought Leadership, Featured, Insights / May 9, 2023

One of the foundational rules at our house is “outside play every day.” The past few months in Southern California have been a blast for my two little ones, as they enjoy nothing more than getting their rain gear on and stomping around in some big puddles. While Dad has…

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