The COVID-19 crisis has disrupted tax revenue streams for many cities. That’s because tax revenue depends upon a flourishing and active local economy. But social distancing and lockdown regulations have dampened local economies, and many cities must now contend with anticipated budget shortfalls for their 2020-2021 budgets. These shortfalls threaten the ability of cities to provide valuable services and maintain engagement with their constituents.
The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted the American workplace in both the public and private sectors. Now more than ever before, companies that invest in digital technology can enjoy a significant competitive advantage over their non-digital competitors. That’s because digital technology is key to ensuring business continuity and efficiency in an era of remote work, telecommuting, and social distancing.
In a May article published on GCN, director of information technology Roger Murphy explains how local government agencies can identify and address security vulnerabilities that could lead to attacks in a remote work environment.
Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu) and SAFEbuilt, a community development services company, have entered into a strategic alliance to provide local government customers a unique revenue enhancement assessment tool. This alliance seeks to help local governments rebuild and recover from this national pandemic.
During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local governments are confronting budget shortfalls as revenue drops and leaders work to support their community during the crisis. Many jurisdictions are trying to finalize budgets for the upcoming fiscal year while assessing how the economic downturn is impacting current forecast. The volatility of the unexpected economic situation makes this a daunting task.
A recent decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the delay in the New Time-of-Use rate structure for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) until March 2021. These new rates are based off changes to what are considered “peak” hours and were originally due to take effect November 1, 2020.
During an unprecedented pandemic, local governments are facing unplanned budgetary pressures. Revenue forecasts constantly change, services are being reviewed, employees are being furloughed, and localities are looking for ways to save money.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a fluid situation that has everyone on alert. Avenu’s number one concern is maintaining the health and well-being of both our customers and employees, while continuing to ensure the continuity of all business services.