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Governing Essentials: It’s a great idea! How do we pay for it?

Budgeting and capital improvement planning explained

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MORPC, 111 Liberty Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Cost: $105

Whether a deferred service need or a long desired facility or an infrastructure improvement, finding the financial capacity to fund local government projects and programs can be daunting for public officials. A strategic and disciplined approach to budgeting, capital improvement planning and debt management are critical tools from which local governments benefit.

In this three-hour workshop, our local government finance experts will engage participants in these and other financial practices:

  • Budget development processes
  • Fiscal policies that drive sustainable budgets
  • Basics of capital improvement planning
  • Good and bad debt
  • Local government borrowing
  • What bond ratings say about your community