Retired City Manager Fran David on the New Normal in Municipal Finance

Hear Fran David, Avenu advisory board member and former city manager of Hayward, California, describe the changing nature of municipal finance and things public administrators need to consider before raising revenue with a tax measure.

MuniServices/Avenu To Have Strong Presence at CSMFO

The California Society of Municipal Finance Officers will attract 300+ municipal finance officers and public administrators to Riverside, California, for its 2018 Annual Conference.

Heard at California League of Cities: “We can’t invest our way out of this pension problem”

At last week’s City Managers Department Meeting in Newport Beach, shortfalls in pension funding was a popular topic. The League released a report finding that cities in the next seven years will have to double what they pay from their general funds for employee retirement funds. One presentation showed that the state’s CalPERS is only 70 percent funded, meaning the issue will remain a challenge for years to come. Presenters and attendees mentioned how more fees and more contributions from beneficiaries are under consideration.

Kentucky County Looks to Avenu for Revenue Enhancement

Rowan County, Kentucky considers how to improve the collections of its occupational tax.

Securing revenue on their terms

Avenu Insights & Analytics first partnered with Santa Rosa city leaders in 1991 with a successful run of compliance auditing, discovery, and recovery. When it came time to replace the city’s permitting and planning system in 2012, officials chose Avenu’s unique combination of customized technology and service-led solutions. By building off the needs of Santa Rosa’s citizens, city officials, and customer-first culture, Avenu continues to support the community, recovering millions of dollars in new revenue to date.

Analysis: Federal Tax Law Creates Burdens for Local Government

As the dust settles after the signing of the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, its impact to local governments has become clear: there are barriers to maintaining revenue levels, along with higher costs. This new operating environment will affect service levels in cities, towns, and counties across the U.S.

Avenu Forms Advisory Board

HERNDON, Va.Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Avenu named eight experts to its board of advisors, a group that will provide strategic advice to the company as it continues to execute its strategy.

Revenue Enhancement and Administration Specialist GRS Rebrands as Avenu

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avenu changed its name from Government Revenue Solutions (GRS) to better reflect how the company enables cities, towns, and counties across the U.S. to enhance their fiscal posture. Avenu is a portfolio company of Mill Point Capital.

Millions Recovered in Beaumont, TX

In 2010, Beaumont’s leaders partnered with Avenu to explore a different kind of resource: untapped revenue. Starting with a simple hotel audit, they discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in hotel taxes. The partnership — and its associated revenue stream — continue to grow; with Avenu’s resources, insight, and expertise, Beaumont has tapped into millions in additional hotel taxes, sales and use taxes, and more.

Domestic and International Travelers Offer Municipalities Abundance of Opportunities

Sunny weather, beaches and Disneyland are often the first things that come to mind when people think of traveling to California. But as most Californians will tell you, it’s much more than that. From the Central Valley to the Silicon Valley, the State’s unique mix of leisure, culture and commerce work together to draw in more than 250 million visitors each year.