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Budgeting: Guide for Local Government

Budgeting: Guide for Local Government - 3rd edition

Budgeting: Guide for Local Government - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780873267670

ISBN10: 0873267672

Budgeting: Guide for Local Government by Robert L. Bland - ISBN 9780873267670
Edition: 3RD 13
Copyright: 2013
Publisher: International City/County Management Association
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Budgeting: Guide for Local Government by Robert L. Bland - ISBN 9780873267670

ISBN13: 9780873267670

ISBN10: 0873267672

Edition: 3RD 13

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Summary

"A Budgeting Guide for Local Government," 3rd Edition, explores the constantly changing world of budgeting in local government. Written with managers, budget directors, and students of the profession in mind, Professor Bob Bland offers a forward-looking, strategic examination of the whys and hows of local government budgeting and breaks new ground by delving more deeply into different approaches to improving local budgeting. In this third edition, Bland examines the disconnect created by the level of service that executives, legislators, and citizens expect to receive; the level of service that managers and council members assume to be achievable; and actual performance. He underscores the point that with a better understanding of the linkages between budget inputs and outcomes, managers can make budget choices that promote equity and strengthen the long-term economic viability of the community and thereby serve the needs of their constituents more effectively. This new edition of the Budgeting Guide also addresses the issue of revenue, without which budgeting would not be possible. By integrating portions of his 2005 "A Revenue Guide for Local Government," Bland scrutinizes such revenue options as sales and excise taxes, impact charges, and fees for service. He describes the responsibility that local decision makers have to carefully weigh and understand the implications of each revenue source, and he explains how flawed implementation can produce undesirable results. Of all the tools available to the manager to reshape an organization's policies and procedures, the budget offers the most accessible and efficient venue for innovation. About the author: Robert L. Bland is professor of public administration at the University of North Texas, where he has been on the faculty since 1982 and teaches graduate courses in public finance, governmental accounting, and budgeting. In 2012, Bland was elected as a fellow in the National Academy of Public Administration.

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