20Jul16 – California Local Government Finance Almanac

California Local Government Finance Almanac

This website has a smorgasbord of information all in one location.   I have pasted a sampling of some of the info at this link below.

Law & Legislation

State Law and Legislation

Daily File: California State Senate (includes links to listen where available)

Audio and television- State Senate Hearings

Governance and Finance Committee, California State Senate

Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, California State Senate

Daily File: California State Assembly (includes links to listen where available)

Audio and television- State Assembly Hearings

Local Government Committee, California State Assembly

Revenue and Taxation Committee, California State Assembly

Other info on the State Assembly, its procedures and its members

California Legislative and Legal History index. UCSF Hastings Law Library.

Search California Legislation or Search California Legislation

Search California Codes. California Legislative Counsel.

Search California Statutes. California Legislative Counsel.

Search California Administrative Regulations. California Office of Administrative Law.

Search California Constitution. California Legislative Counsel.

Search California Court Decisions. Judicial Council of California.

Search Attorney General Opinions. California Attorney General’s Office.

Federal and State Laws, Cases and Codes from FindLaw

Legislative Analyst’s Office Non-partisan advisor to the State Legislature.

Board of Equalization Legislative Analyses and Bulletins including bills concerning property taxes and sales taxes.

The Roundup. Daily news from the state capitol.

California Municipal Law Handbook League of California Cities.

Colantuono & Levin, PC. Papers reviewing the latest legal issues in California local government finance from some of the best legal minds in this area.

Court Decisions

California Courts Home Page

Slip Opinions of CA Court Decisions

Ninth Circuit Opinions Since 6/95

Findlaw Search of Ninth Circuit Opinions Since 1996

Findlaw Search of CA Supreme Court & Appellate Court Opinions 1934 – Present

City and County Law and Legislation

California City and County Codes and Charters (UC Berkeley Institute of Government Studies Library).

California Land Use Planning Information Network information relating to California land use planning issues including city and county zoning ordinances, environmental assessment documents, maps, plans, photos, reports/publications, and spatial data.

California Local Planning Documents Database (UC Berkeley Institute of Government Studies Library) – Searchable database of city and county planning documents collected by the IGS Library.

California Ballot Propositions

Legislative Analyst’s Office’s analysis of current and recent ballot propositions

California Secretary of State’s Ballot Pamphlets On-line 1996 onward.

California Secretary of State’s Ballot Initiative Updates.

Legislative Analyst’s Office’s fiscal analyses of proposed initiatives

California Attorney General: Initiative Measures in circulation . Full text of proposed initiative measures.

California Ballot Propositions Historic since 1884. Hastings College Law Library.

Articles / Analysis / Opinion

Western City Magazine Monthly magazine of the League of California Cities.

Public Policy Institute of California A private, nonprofit organization dedicated to independent, nonpartisan research on California’s economic, social, and political issues.

The Tax Policy Center. Provides analysis and facts about tax policy. A joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution.

National League of Cities special reports

Legislative Analyst’s Office Provider of fiscal and programmatic expertise and nonpartisan analyses of the state’s budget to the California Legislature.

CalTaxDigest articles from the California Taxpayers Association.

California Research Bureau reports, an office of the California State Library.

California Budget & Policy Center A nonprofit research and public education organization addressing state fiscal policy.

Data: Government Finance

State Budget

California State Budget Includes summary charts and tables on various state and local revenues.

Next-Ten. Well crafted informational tools regarding California’s Budget and Infrastructure.

State and Local Revenue Collections and Allocations

California Department of Finance Statistical Abstract

Monthly Finance Bulletin California Department of Finance.

California State Board of Equalization Annual Reports sales and use tax, property tax, motor vehicle fuel license tax, and more data on BOE administered revenues.

BOE Monthly Economic Perspective Newsletter

BOE Tax Overviews. Explanatory materials on various BOE administered taxes.

California State Controller’s Office Local Government Apportionments. Reports of allocations of State Controller administered state revenues to local governments, state mandate reimbursements and other information.

California State Controller Guides, Manuals, and Reference Materials for local agencies Accounting, expenditure and auditing standards and references.

California Franchise Tax Board Annual Reports. Concerning FTB administered taxes.

State Tax Tables Comparative tax information among states. Compiled by the Urban Institute / Brookings Institution.

Local Government Revenues and Spending

Grants and local assistance

State Grants Database. Listing of grant programs administered by the state of California.

California Coastal Commission Local Coastal Program Grants.

California Department of Housing and Community Development Loan and grant programs.

California Commission on State Mandates Info on reimbursable state mandates.

California Department of Transportation Local assistance programs.

California Department of Parks and Recreation Grants and Local Services.

Links to Sites with More Data and Reports

Data: Socio-Economic

The Data Source Handbook A list of state, federal and private data providers in subject areas related to the people of California.

California Employment Development Department Labor Market Information.

California Department of Finance Financial and Economic Data

Price and Population Data for the Calculation of Appropriation Limits. Calif Dept of Finance. Go to bottom of the page.

California Department of Finance Demographic Data including Census 2000 data.

California Department of Finance Statistical Abstract. 2000 through 2008. Discontinued afer 2008.

California Department of Finance Monthly Finance Bulletin

California Economic Indicators. Bimonthly summary of economic trends. California Department of Finance.

California State Board of Equalization Monthly Economic Perspective Newsletter

State Controller’s Monthly Analysis of State General Fund Cash Flow and Economic Snapshot.

US Census Bureau Government Statistics Census of Governments 1992, 1997, 2002; Government Finance and Employment Classification Manual, Governments Integrated Directory public employment & payroll, federal state and local government finance, public employee retirement systems, state and local government tax collections, federal expenditures, Federal Audit Clearinghouse, criminal justice statistics, elementary-secondary education statistics, library statistics.

California Local Government Employment Data. Statewide summary.

Employment of Major Local Governments (PDF)

California Quick Facts. State and county demographic statistics and more.

California QuickLinks. Various datasets on California.

American Community Survey US Census Bureau community level data. The U.S. Census Bureau has released the 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-year estimates (ACS). This file contains updated estimates of social and economic characteristics for California, counties, incorporated cities and Census Designated Places.

. Selected data from the American Community Survey from the California Department of Finance.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development “State of the Cities Data System” Data for individual metropolitan areas, central cities, and suburbs. Detailed demographic and economic characteristics of the population; unemployment rates; information on jobs, business establishments, and average pay in the 1990s; and FBI crime data.

California Department of Transportation Division of Transportation Information System Information. A variety of California streets and highways statistics.

National Association for Business Economics.

DataQuick Real Estate News. Home sales, pricing, and mortgage charts and statistics.

Financial Forecast Center. An assortment of US economic data and forecasts.

City-Data.com. Profiles of US cities and towns with graphs and data drawn from a wide variety of sources.

California Online Directory. State employee phone / address directory.

Cities and the California State Budget

Regarding the history and issues surrounding state funding of California municipalities, see “The State-Local Fiscal Relationship.”

California State Budget: Content and Analysis.

Regarding impacts of the state budget on municipalities see “Cities and the California State Budget.”

2006 Infrastructure Bonds: Proposition 1B, 1C, 84

Municipal Debt Financing

The Gann Appropriations Limit

Reserves and Fund Balance

City Program Expenditures

  • Are California Cities Required to Have Budgets? No. But … April ’13
  • Appropriations Limits by city. Historic Gann Limits and appropriations subject to limit. Through FY13-14. Sept’15 (Excel)
  • City Expenditures by Category. Total expenditures, salary & benefits, contracts, materials & supplies. Percent of total expenditure comparisons and summary statistics. Through FY13-14. March’15 (Excel)
  • City Service Responsibilities. California Cities have differing funding responsibilities and methods of providing services. Per Capita spending and reported service method by city. Aug’10 (Excel)
  • Fire and Emergencey Services Spending by City. Historic operating, total and net spending for fire and emergencey medical services by cities. Per capita and percent of general revenue comparisons and summary statistics. Through FY13-14. Sept’15 (Excel)
  • Fire Staffing by City. Historic paid and volunteer firefighters. Total budgeted staffing and per capita by city. Through FY13-14. Sept’15 (Excel)
  • Police Spending by City. Historic operating, total and net spending for police services by cities. Per capita and percent of general revenue comparisons and summary statistics. Through FY13-14. Sept’15 (Excel)
  • Police Staffing by City. Historic budgeted police officers, total police staffing, volunteers and per capita officers by city. Through FY13-14. Sept’15 (Excel)
  • Police, Fire and EMS Spending by City – per capita and as a percentage of general revenue. Historic, city-by-city statistics. Note that not all cities are responsible for providing and funding fire services. Through FY13-14. Sept’15 (Excel)
  • Library Spending by City. Historic operating, total and net spending for library services and programs by cities. Per capita and percent of general revenue comparisons and summary statistics. Through FY13-14. October’15 (Excel)
  • Parks & Recreation Spending by City. Historic operating, total and net spending for parks and recreation services and programs by cities. Per capita and percent of general revenue comparisons and summary statistics. Through FY13-14. October’15 (Excel)
  • Streets Spending by City. Historic operating, total and net spending for streets, roads, storm drains, street lighting and street landscaping services and programs by cities. Per capita and percent of general revenue comparisons and summary statistics. Through FY13-14. October’15 (Excel)
  • Comparing State and Local Government Finances. Charts comparing revenues, taxes and spending of the state, cities and counties over the last thirty+ years. June’06 (PDF 34kb)
  • Comparing State and Local Government Employment. Charts comparing employment the state, cities, counties and schools over the last fifteen+ years. June’06 (PDF 34kb)

California City Finance

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