Understanding the Basics of Municipal Revenues in California: Cities, Counties and Special Districts / Entendiendo los Ingresos de los Condados y las Cuidades


Understanding the Basics of County and City Revenues provides a plain language explanation of where revenues to fund California municipal government services come from.

This resource is available in English and Spanish is forthcoming. The Institute updated the publication in late 2016.

For those local agencies interested in helping their communities understand these issues (for example, as part of local agency budget transparency efforts), the Institute welcomes links from agency websites to these resources.

Thank you to Los Rios Community College student Intern Khristy Martinez and Sacramento State University Alumna Angela Marin, MPPA for their contributions in making the 2013 publication available in Spanish.


Resources in Spanish/ Recursos en Espanol

The Institute has prepared a number of resources in Spanish to enhance understanding of how local government works among officials, staff, media and members of the public. 

La institución a preparado un numero de recursos en español para mejorar el entendimiento de como el gobierno local trabaja entre oficiales, personal, medios de comunicación y miembros de el publico.