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Insights, NBS Publications / August 6, 2022

Overview: The Background and Evolution of the CFD Special Financing Districts (SFDs) include a range of special benefit assessments and special/parcel tax districts. SFDs have played an important part in funding ongoing services and financing infrastructure in California for over a century. With the introduction of Proposition 13 in 1978,…

Insights, NBS Publications / August 6, 2022

INTRODUCTIONIt is important for a municipality’s financing plans and resulting rateand fee strategies to be current. There are many topics critical to autility’s successful provision of real-time, on-demand, and perpetualservice to its customers.Rates must be set to achieve intergenerational equity, have welldefinedand adopted fiscal policies and meet the agency’s pricingpolicies….

Insights, NBS Publications / August 6, 2022

VIRTUALLY EVERY COMMUNITY IN CALIFORNIA IS FACING SIGNIFICANT AND UNFUNDED NEEDS WITHIN THE SPECTRUM OF STORMWATER. The problem is no longer maintaining a permit and providing basic services to comply with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Clouds are on the horizon, and a veritable financial storm is brewing,…

Insights, NBS Publications / August 6, 2022

What this publication is This book intends to serve as a primer on local property-based revenue mechanisms in the state of California. The intended audience is local public agency staff, community leaders, property owners, and other interested parties.  The book provides a general review and discussion of these revenue sources,…

Insights, NBS Publications / August 6, 2022

Forward This introductory publication is intended for special district board members and staff, as well as interested community  members andothers. It was written to engage the reader in a high-level discussion of revenues as the life blood of any special district. The focus is on the basic concepts of their…