The Local Government 101 program offers resources and materials
that explain the nuts and bolts of local government structures
and processes for newly-elected officials, newly-hired staff, the
media and members of the public.
Local Government 101 resources provide information about the nuts
and bolts of local government structures and processes. These
resources are intended to benefit newly elected officials,
newly-hired staff, the media and members of the public who want a
better understanding of how local government works.
This plain language publication, available in English and Spanish, helps elected officials, the media and the public understand the basics of local agency financial planning and management, including what kinds of questions to ask to assure good practices are being followed.
The Institute is grateful for its partners, whose financial support for the Institute’s work made this resource available.
Understanding the Basics of County and City
Revenues provides a basic overview of the sources of county
and city revenues. It was published thanks to the generous
support of MuniFinancial, now known as Willdan Financial