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Whether you are a City, School, Special District or other Public Agency, there are many factors that influence whether your agency will ultimately be successful, including: how your measure is crafted and the type of funding mechanism selected; the community benefits of the measure; and whether your public is engaged in the process. Overall planning and financial investment during these early stages of preparation is key to the viability of your issue or measure.
The Finance Measure Checklist for Success describes the process utilized by many successful agencies when planning their finance measures, and may provide a good starting place to think about where to begin in planning your finance measure. If you are a City or Special District, also see our article on “General Purpose Measures vs. Special Purpose Measures – How to Choose.”
Recent Workshop Presentations
Planning a Nov. 2011 Revenue Measure: How to Ask Residents for Additional Revenue During the Toughest Economy in Generations
CSMFO 2011 Annual Conference: “New Taxes – How to Get to Yes” (PowerPoint).
See more 2011 Conference Presentations from the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers.