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Featured, Thought Leadership, Research Article, Insights / April 22, 2022

As we celebrate the Year of the Tiger, the Water Tiger to be more specific, we hope for success and good fortune! Let’s hope it brings a solid recovery to all our communities. Business Improvement Districts (BIDs, PBIDs, CBDs, TIDs, etc.) in many communities can support fiscal recovery and positive…

Thought Leadership, Featured, Research Article, Insights / April 22, 2022

Effective January 1, 2022, local agencies in the Golden State are required to allow the separate sale or conveyance of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) under certain circumstances as a result of the passage of Assembly Bill 345. In addition, Senate Bill 9 became effective January 1 also, which requires all…

Featured, Thought Leadership, Research Article, Insights / April 22, 2022

Parcel taxes are used for a variety of reasons in many communities. There has been confusion in the past as to whether religious organizations are subject to certain types of these non-ad valorem (i.e., not value-based) property taxes. This confusion stems from the fact that religious organizations are generally exempt…

Thought Leadership, Featured, Research Article, Insights / December 23, 2021

By Joe Colgan, Impact Fee Specialist, and Nicole Kissam, Director In September of 2021, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 602 and the Governor signed it into law. AB 602 creates some new requirements for impact fees that will go into effect in 2022. Specifically, the new law amends…

Thought Leadership, Featured, Research Article, Insights / December 23, 2021

For thriving public agencies, engagement is no longer an idea or option, it’s a requirement – an active expression of your commitment to encouraging participation from the community. Implementing and maintaining engagement is an adaptive art that looks different for every agency and even every engagement attempt. By prioritizing activities…

Featured, Thought Leadership, Research Article, Insights / September 2, 2021

An estimated $200MM has been ‘left on the table’ by California local agencies lacking the knowledge and/or expertise to properly complete GEMT cost reports. Ground Emergency Medical Transportation (GEMT) is a reimbursement program that delivers additional funding to eligible agencies that provide emergency medical transportation services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. The…

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