Accounting and Financial Reporting, Budgeting and Forecasting

Elected Official’s Guide: Managing Your Community's Assets: Capital Planning & Debt

Prepared leaders make effective policy. Elected officials who understand the language and concepts of public finance can better assess the fiscal health of their communities.

Providing a high standard of living for a locality requires effective leadership. Those voted into public office can feel abruptly bombarded with reports and analysis spanning several departments, covering multiple distinct issues of governmental management. Although sometimes as confounding as it is vital, understanding the finance side of your jurisdiction undoubtedly helps public officials lead and craft effective policy.

Building the future of a community requires careful planning. With billions of debt issued annually by local governments to fund the country’s roads, rails, and transit systems, understanding the money behind the project is vital to planning a thriving community.

  • LOC no. 2020925101
  • ISBN: 978-0-89125-015-9