Topic: Revenue Enhancement and Finance

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Overview

Changing economic environments challenge public entities to find resourceful ways to allocate limited funds, and governments often find themselves in a battle over the budget. This section addresses various elements of revenue enhancement and financial management related to government operations. Themes of tax reform, e-payments, capital budgeting, economic development incentives, unfunded mandates, and grants management are discussed.

Subtopics include

  • Budget management and analysis
  • Cost savings
  • Economic development, including public marketing plans, monetizing public assets, and payment-in-lieu-of taxes (PILOT) programs 
  • Electronic payment systems
  • Generating funds
  • Grants management
  • Revenue enhancement, including fees and fines 
  • Tax reform and analysis
  • Unfunded mandates

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