Long-Term Financial Planning Research Reports

Reports supplement information found in Financing the Future

Forecasting Capital Spending: Cobb County’s 10-Year Planning Model - Accurate projection of capital needs is essential for long-term financial position estimates. Report describes Cobb County’s use of home-grown computerized model to project capital needs. Adds valuable perspective to that of individual department plans and requests for new capital assets. Of particular interest to rapidly growing communities with increasing services and public facilities demands.

An Introduction to Fiscal Impact Analysis for Development Projects
- Fiscal impact analysis estimates change in government revenues and expenditures from large development projects.

The City of Scottsdale’s Revenue Roundtable - Revenue forecasting is crucial in planning for provision of public services. Description of “Revenue Roundtable” of the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, which is a technique used to improve knowledge of city’s forecasters.


Cash Flow Planning and Long-Range Financial Planning - Cash flow provides a different vantage point on financial balance than that available from a budgetary perspective. This report describes cash flow monitoring practices in the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, and how cash flow analysis has helped it maintain fiscal sustainability.