Financial Foundations Framework, Budgeting and Forecasting

Strategic Planning & Program Budgeting Help the City of Indian Wells Improve Its Financial Foundation

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Local governments everywhere face pressure to improve their financial condition. In this article, we will see how the City of Indian Wells, California, strengthened its financial foundation. Though it is a community of only about 5,000 people, Indian Wells’ experience is informative for all local governments. We will also see how Indian Wells’ experience illustrates the concept described by GFOA’s Financial Foundations for Thriving Communities.