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Spring 2014Q21Does your jurisdiction use multi-year financial projections when developing its budget?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2014Q22Some local jurisdictions are moving to formal multi-year budgeting, rather than the traditional single-year budgeting. Others are not. Does your jurisdiction adopt single-year budgets or multi-year budgets?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2014Q23How likely is it that your jurisdiction will adopt formal multi-year budgeting in the next 12 months?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2014Q28aSome local governments adopt formal policies regarding Financial planning and management, while others take a more informal approach. Below is a list of recommendations from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Thinking across your jurisdiction's various types of funds, generally speaking, please identify which of the following descriptions most closely represents your government's current policies or practices, if any, for each of these general GFOA recommendations: Long-Range Planning for Operating Budgets: policy(s) to assess long-term financial implications of operating budgets

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2014Q28bSome local governments adopt formal policies regarding Financial planning and management, while others take a more informal approach. Below is a list of recommendations from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Thinking across your jurisdiction's various types of funds, generally speaking, please identify which of the following descriptions most closely represents your government's current policies or practices, if any, for each of these general GFOA recommendations: Long-Range Planning for Capital Budgets: policy(s) to assess long-term financial implications of capital budgets

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2014Q28cSome local governments adopt formal policies regarding Financial planning and management, while others take a more informal approach. Below is a list of recommendations from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Thinking across your jurisdiction's various types of funds, generally speaking, please identify which of the following descriptions most closely represents your government's current policies or practices, if any, for each of these general GFOA recommendations: Asset Inventory: regularly updated inventory and assessment of the condition of all major capital assets (e.g., buildings, water and sewer, major equipment, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2014Q28dSome local governments adopt formal policies regarding Financial planning and management, while others take a more informal approach. Below is a list of recommendations from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Thinking across your jurisdiction's various types of funds, generally speaking, please identify which of the following descriptions most closely represents your government's current policies or practices, if any, for each of these general GFOA recommendations: Fees and Charges: specific policy(s) for determining fees and charges

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2014Q28eSome local governments adopt formal policies regarding Financial planning and management, while others take a more informal approach. Below is a list of recommendations from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Thinking across your jurisdiction's various types of funds, generally speaking, please identify which of the following descriptions most closely represents your government's current policies or practices, if any, for each of these general GFOA recommendations: One-Time Revenues: policy(s) limiting the use of one-time revenues (e.g., from sale of government assets, grant monies, etc.) for ongoing expenditures

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2014Q28fSome local governments adopt formal policies regarding Financial planning and management, while others take a more informal approach. Below is a list of recommendations from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Thinking across your jurisdiction's various types of funds, generally speaking, please identify which of the following descriptions most closely represents your government's current policies or practices, if any, for each of these general GFOA recommendations: Unpredictable Revenues: policy(s) on the use of unpredictable revenues (e.g., interest income, legal settlements, etc.)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2014Q28gSome local governments adopt formal policies regarding Financial planning and management, while others take a more informal approach. Below is a list of recommendations from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Thinking across your jurisdiction's various types of funds, generally speaking, please identify which of the following descriptions most closely represents your government's current policies or practices, if any, for each of these general GFOA recommendations: General Fund Balance: policy(s) that specify the level of unrestricted fund balance that should be maintained in the general fund

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2014Q28hSome local governments adopt formal policies regarding Financial planning and management, while others take a more informal approach. Below is a list of recommendations from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Thinking across your jurisdiction's various types of funds, generally speaking, please identify which of the following descriptions most closely represents your government's current policies or practices, if any, for each of these general GFOA recommendations: Reserve or Stabilization Accounts or Other Fund Reserves: policy(s) to maintain a prudent level of financial resources to weather temporary revenue shortfalls or one-time expenditures

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2014Q28iSome local governments adopt formal policies regarding Financial planning and management, while others take a more informal approach. Below is a list of recommendations from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Thinking across your jurisdiction's various types of funds, generally speaking, please identify which of the following descriptions most closely represents your government's current policies or practices, if any, for each of these general GFOA recommendations: Debt Level and Capacity: policy(s) on the maximum amount of debt and debt service that should be outstanding at any time (beyond state requirements)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2014Q28jSome local governments adopt formal policies regarding Financial planning and management, while others take a more informal approach. Below is a list of recommendations from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Thinking across your jurisdiction's various types of funds, generally speaking, please identify which of the following descriptions most closely represents your government's current policies or practices, if any, for each of these general GFOA recommendations: Balanced Budget Policy: commitment to a balanced budget and disclosure when deviations occur (beyond state requirements)

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2014Q29We're interested in how your local government's approach to financial management policies and practices may have changed over time. We know that different policies may be more or less formal, but thinking about your jurisdiction's financial management policies and practices overall, would you say in the last five years they have become more formalized, less formalized, or neither?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2012Q26Does your jurisdiction use multi-year financial projections when developing its budget?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2012Q27Some local jurisdictions are moving to formal multi-year budgeting, rather than the traditional single-year budgeting. Others are not. Does your jurisdiction adopt single-year budgets or multi-year budgets?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2012Q28How likely is it that your jurisdiction will adopt formal multi-year budgeting in the next 12 months?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2011Q18Does your jurisdiction adopt single-year budgets or multi-year budgets?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2011Q19How likely is it that your jurisdiction will adopt formal multi-year budgeting in the next 12 months?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2011Q20In your current fiscal year, has your jurisdiction had to make any significant mid-year adjustments due to an inaccurate budget forecast?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Fiscal health | Finances | Financial planning | Fiscal health/stress
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Spring 2010Q13Does your jurisdiction do formal single-year budgeting or multi-year budgeting?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Financial planning
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Spring 2010Q14In your current fiscal year, has your jurisdiction had to make any significant mid-year adjustments due to an inaccurate budget forecast?

Major Tags: Finance Budget and Operations
Related Topics: Finances | Financial planning
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