The Local Government Basics 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.
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.
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.