Budgeting Best Practices: Government Charges and Fees

Training Type: 
Live Training
Date and Time: 
Jan 9 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm  PST

Newport Beach, CA (Hyatt Regency Newport Beach)

1107 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660
United States
Field of Study: 
CPE Credits: 
Member Price: 
Non-Member Price: 

Experience with a local government budget process.

Administrative Services Director
City of Sausalito, CA
Who Will Benefit: 

This class is designed for budget officers, budget analysts, and other finance officers tasked with analyzing and developing user fees.

Program Description: 

This course provides a how-to guide to establishing appropriately sized charges and fees for government services. The content will focus on adopting policies that determine the public and individual contributions for public services, calculating the full cost of the target service, and communicating the justification for the fee. The instructors will facilitate participants through a discussion about how they have been able to right size fees and charges at their organizations, the challenges they have encountered, and the solutions they might employ. Attendees will leave the course with examples of policies, calculation parameters for service costs, and review processes to update charges based on different approaches.

Seminar Objectives: 

Attendess will be able to: 

  • Analyze current fees and charges
  • Uderstand how to calculate service costs
  • Review case study examples from other governments
  • Identify methods for analyzing public preferences
  • Learn how to communicate and implement changes in user fees