Court Rules Against Short-term Rental Companies

By Jonathan Gerth, Esq., Avenu Vice President of Tax and Audit Services

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Smart Government Is Simple Government for County Clerks/Recorders

Saish Gadamsetty has been building systems for county clerks and recorders for nearly two decades. Here he discusses the changing nature of these professional roles, how today’s technology supports the shift, and how this leads to improved citizen engagement.

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How Governments Can Address the Document Deluge

Ann Kirkbride is Avenu’s senior product manager for the Digital Processing Group. For much of her career she has served state and local government by introducing  records management technologies such as OCR data extraction and intelligent automation for auto-indexing/redaction. Here she discusses the state of records management for governments and solutions to keep serving citizens in the decades ahead. 

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Meet the Executives: David Lemoine, Avenu’s Expert in Unclaimed Property

A former Maine state treasurer and vice president of Avenu’s Finance & Revenue division, David Lemoine is someone that everyone wants to know. He facilitates receipt and distribution of unclaimed property by state governments, which runs into the billions of dollars. Here he discusses that part of a state government’s mission, how Avenu’s private sector expertise is a necessary part of fulfilling that, and what to expect from a future with more unclaimed property.

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Avenu’s Tom Adams on How Cities Can Prepare for Recession

Nine years into an economic recovery has many pundits wondering how much longer can it possibly last. With experts noting that another recession is closing in, what can municipalities do to prepare?

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Civic Business Journal: Executive Profile of Avenu’s Lou Schiavone, Jr.

Lou Schiavone, Jr. leads the Administration group of Avenu Insights & Analytics, which supports the operations of state and local governments with software and services. Here, Lou describes the challenges for governments in delivering services, the role of the private sector and the ongoing impact of the Avenu’s purchase of Conduent’s government business.

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The Future of Technology in Local Government

Local government staff and citizens are demanding the same types of interactive experiences from their governments that they get from the private sector. According to Avenu’s IT Managed Services leader Roger Murphy, this is propelling jurisdictions to embrace the “everything as a service” model.

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How One California City Captured More Short-Term Rental Revenue

Richmond, California shows how consumers, proprietors and the government benefit from short-term rentals.
Reprinted from Fox and Hounds.

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Are You Being Audited? These Tips Can Turn the Experience into a Strength

[The following article is shared via the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association.]

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Avenu Addresses Oklahoma Government on Audit Implications of Medical Marijuana

Avenu’s Fran Mancia (right) and Jonathan Gerth, Esq. (second from right) briefed Oklahoma’s appropriations committee last week regarding what to expect now that the state legalized the retail sale, cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana. The state’s senators were interested in hearing about Avenu’s experience in conducting about 100 audits of medical marijuana businesses in California. These unique cash businesses encounter difficulty banking due to federal laws, they tend to have weak internal controls and point-of-sale software compatibility, and don’t usually have obvious audit trails.

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