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- Budget Guide for Cities (pdf)
This guide, which contains 2013 legislative changes, is intended to assist city managers, clerks, finance officers, and elected city officials in preparing 2014 city budgets. It includes state and federal laws affecting city budgets, information about standard city expenditure items, descriptions of city revenues, and more.
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Learn the ins and outs of city council meetings, including types of meetings, the Open Meeting Law, notice requirements, scheduling, attendance, minutes, procedure, motions, and model bylaws. Especially helpful for newly elected officials, but a great reference for all mayors and city councilmembers.
- Public Purpose Expenditures (pdf)
Find out the general criteria a public expenditure must meet to be valid. This publication includes discussion of specific expenditures and whether there is specific authority for cities to make them.
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