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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…

Newsletters, Insights / February 22, 2024
Newsletters, Insights / October 9, 2023
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…

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