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Resources for Budgeting and Finance Courses

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Local agency budgeting and finance involves dollars and cents, but also larger concepts including the transparency and public involvement.  Institute resources that may be helpful on these topics include those at right and those that follow.

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Understanding the Basics of Municipal Revenues in California: Cities, Counties and Special Districts (2016) / Entendiendo los Ingresos de los Condados y las Cuidades (2013)

Understanding the Basics of Municipal Revenues in California: Cities, Counties and Special Districts provides a plain language explanation of where revenues to fund California municipal government services come from.

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Financial Management for Elected Officials: Questions to Ask / Administración Financiera para Oficiales Electos:

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.

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Engaging the Public in Budgeting

Resources and case stories to support the use of public engagement to address budget issues.

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Local Agency Website Transparency Opportunities

This document provides checklists and guidance for posting information in categories such as Decision-Making, Finance and Human Resources, Permits and Zoning, Elected Officials, News and more. Click here to see the PDF and related articles featuring the City of Bell.

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