The Institute for Local Government offers resources and materials to help local agency officials, members of the public, staff, students, and media better understand the nuts and bolts of local government operations. In this section topics cover decision-making, budget and financing, leadership and more.
This section of the Institute’s website is dedicated to the life and service of Ruth Vreeland (1935-2004). Concerned resident, local elected official, teacher and Institute board member, Ruth was a passionate advocate for her community and public involve.
Understanding the Basics of County and City Revenues provides a plain language explanation of where revenues to fund California county and city services come from. This resource is available in English and Spanish.