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.
This short four page publication provides an overview and a basic understanding of public engagement and budgeting plus links to more detailed information.
This publication describes five general approaches that local agencies use, often in strategic combination, to involve residents in the budget process. Chapters include:
A Local Official's Guide to Public Engagement in Budgeting
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.