6 09, 2017

Customer Service Counter Safety

2017-10-04T10:17:47+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

Question: Our City is looking into updating our small lobby at City Hall (which serves Development Services/Finance) with new safety features, such as security glass and panic buttons. I would like to tap into this wonderful group as a resource and find out from those of you who have these security features of what you [...]

22 08, 2017

ERP System RFP Consultant

2017-10-03T10:00:58+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|

Question: Can anyone recommend a consultant that does this kind of work? Also, if you have a recent RFP that you wouldn't mind sharing that would be very helpful too. Download: Survey Results on ERP Consultants, 08-22-2017

22 08, 2017

Charitable Donation Option on Utility Bill

2017-10-03T10:11:15+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|

Question: Has your city added a line in your utility billings for a charitable donation? Download: Survey Results on Charitable Donation Option on Utility Bill, 08-22-2017

11 08, 2017

Revenue Enhancement Strategies

2017-10-04T10:26:40+00:00 August 11th, 2017|

Question: Santa Barbara County is currently in the process of a County-wide 5-year strategic rebalancing and resiliency initiative, looking at all of our services, processes, technology, facilities and overall budget. I am specifically on the Re-Balance Resources team that is looking at potential revenue enhancement initiatives and opportunities for the County. If there are any [...]

21 06, 2017

Live Scan and Credit Checks for New Hires and Existing Employees

2017-06-21T10:25:11+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Question: Does your agency perform any type of credit check or live scan on new employees to the finance, treasury or accounting operations? Does your agency follow-up and do them on existing employees and how often? Download: Survey Results on Live Scan and Credit Checks for New Hires and Existing Employees, 06-20-2017

8 06, 2017

Water Damaged and Mold on Files

2017-06-08T15:10:03+00:00 June 8th, 2017|

Question: We discovered that one of our storage containers leaked during the past rains and soaked finance’s files – about 100+ storage boxes.  Not only is there water damage to the boxes and the contents, but mold is everywhere including inside on the files.  Unfortunately, these files are still within the retention time limits, otherwise [...]

4 04, 2017

HUD Consultant

2017-04-04T10:32:19+00:00 April 4th, 2017|

Question: We are looking for a consultant to assist us in reviewing our processes for administering HUD entitlement grant programs, primarily CDBG, HOME, and ESG. Please let me know if you have any references. Download: Survey Results on a HUD Consultant, 3-21-2017

14 10, 2016

Funding for Employee Events

2016-10-14T14:18:26+00:00 October 14th, 2016|

Question: I think we all would like to say working for our agency is like working with oury best friends. Events and gatherings like Xmas parties, monthly birthday celebrations, BBQ’s & potlucks all work towards making it a better place to work. Our attorney’s do not represent many public agencies. They have told us that any contribution of money [...]

23 09, 2016

GASB 72 – Land Held for Resale

2016-09-23T13:44:25+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|

Question: With the implementation of GASB 72 (Fair Value Measurement and Application) certain assets and liabilities are required to be measured at fair value, such as land held for resale for Successor Agencies and Housing Successors. Some suggestions and comments on how you determine the fair value of non-income producing land parcels without a recent appraisal [...]

31 08, 2016

Financial Software Consultants Request

2016-08-31T15:09:01+00:00 August 31st, 2016|

Questions: Request for consultants to aid in preparing a RFP and selecting a new financial system. Download: Survey Results of Financial Software Consultants Request, 8-31-2016