Key Resources


Key Budget Resources

Budgeting is one of the most important decisions local agencies make. These key resources are designed to help local agencies match resources to community needs.


Public Engagement in Budgeting

This short four page publication provides an overview and a basic understanding of public engagement and budgeting plus links to more detailed information.


A Local Official’s Guide to Public Engagement in Budgeting

This publication describes five general approaches that local agencies use, often in strategic combination, to involve residents in the budget process.


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.