21 02, 2019

Educational Resources

2019-02-27T10:10:19-07:00February 21st, 2019|

Question: I'm looking for a broad-based governmental accounting program, preferably online, to provide a solid foundation in accounting as well as the nuances of public finance.  A college degree or certificate program is preferred.  Individual online courses would also work. Download: Survey Results on Educational Resources, 2-21-2019

12 02, 2018

Collection Agencies Contact Information

2018-02-12T09:41:20-07:00February 12th, 2018|

Question: We are in the process of sending an RFP out for our Citywide Collection Agency Services and would like to get the most current information of any Collection Agencies that are out there (Could not find a current list on the CSMFO website). So I’m hoping you’ll help me with the following questions: Organization [...]

12 12, 2017

Receiving ACH Payments from Customers

2017-12-15T13:26:42-07:00December 12th, 2017|

Questions:  Do you currently accept ACH payments from Customers? If so, do you accept these payments from commercial customers or all customers? Do you use a certain software application to process these ACH payments? If so, what is the name of this application? Download: Survey Results on Receiving ACH Payments from Customers, 12-12-2017

6 11, 2017

Capitalization Threshold Policy

2017-11-06T15:15:46-07:00November 6th, 2017|

Question: What is your municipality’s capitalization threshold?   Download: Survey Results on Capitalization Threshold Policy, 11-06-2017

30 10, 2017

Forensic Auditor for TOT Audits

2017-11-30T14:46:39-07:00October 30th, 2017|

Question: Can anyone recommend a forensic auditor for assistance with potentially difficult hotel/motel audits? We would especially appreciate any auditor with expert witness experience.   Download: Survey Results on Forensic Auditor for TOT Audits, 10-10-2017

10 10, 2017

In-House Attorney

2017-11-30T14:49:08-07:00October 10th, 2017|

Question: Please reply yes or no. Does your agency staff an in-house attorney?   Download: Survey Results on In-House Attorney, 10-10-2017

6 09, 2017

Customer Service Counter Safety

2017-10-04T10:17:47-07:00September 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

2017-10-03T10:00:58-07:00August 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

11 08, 2017

Revenue Enhancement Strategies

2017-10-04T10:26:40-07:00August 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 [...]