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Budgeting in a Sea of Unknowns

Key takeaways regarding budgeting and how to approach the unknown amid the current COVID-19 crisis

Cities across the country are deep into the preparation of their FY2021 budgets, a job that is difficult in the best of circumstances for both City Managers and Finance professionals. However, under the current pandemic conditions, it is seriously daunting and looks almost impossible. This is particularly true for those jurisdictions preparing multi-year projections. The first challenge is doing the projections at all. The second challenge is working with your elected officials, bargaining groups, and community to accept them!

WEBINAR: Maximize the Power of Clearview Analytics

Clearview Analytics is our cutting edge software that helps local jurisdictions know the challenge of managing revenue volatility and its impact on budgeting. During these changing economic times, we are supporting our clients to answer their questions, help them better understand the software, and make sure they are prepared for the challenges ahead. This webinar was offered to existing clients who utilize the software. If you are interested in learning more about the product, feel free to reach out to our team!

California’s Legislative Response to COVID-19

Governor Orders Californians to Stay Home Except for Essential Needs. Just prior to sending this update, Governor Gavin Newsom made a major announcement that he was issuing a statewide Executive Order requiring all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to follow the federal critical infrastructure sectors. The governor’s order will impact over 40 million residents and is deemed essential to protect public health, establish consistency across the state, and “bend the curve” to disrupt the spread of the virus. The order goes into effect tonight, March 19, 2020 and will remain in place until further notice.

California Legislative Update March 13, 2020

The deadline to introduce bills was February 21. Prior to the deadline, we saw 1,450 new bills introduced between the two houses during the week February 17, with 1,120 bills introduced during the final two days prior to the deadline, bringing the total number of active bills to 2,203.

Steps Avenu is Taking to Support Clients and Employees During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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.

Document Preservation: A Window into the Relationship of Two Presidents

As America races towards its 250th birthday, there are numerous challenges to preserving records from the very beginning of our nation. One of the main challenges is deterioration that occurs over time from usage, sunlight, oxidation, mold and improper storage. Many early records are handwritten, requiring transcription services. Insufficient storage and the cost of archiving paper records is another growing issue. Cities and counties across the country are taking action to preserve their history.

CASE STUDY: The Future of Jury Selection

How the Norfolk Circuit Court Increased its Jury Response Rate from 36% to 80%.

Avenu Insights & Analytics Makes the GovTech 100 List for a Second Year in A Row

CENTREVILLE, VIRGINIA (January 16, 2020)  For the second year in a row, Avenu Insights & Analytics (Avenu) has been listed on the prestigious GovTech 100 List. Put together by Government Technology magazine, this year’s list represents “the top 100 companies focused on, making a difference in, and selling to state and local government agencies across the United States. In 2020, the gov tech market brought bigger deals, more investment, new companies and many fresh new innovations that moved the needle in the public sector.”

What Can Additional Revenue Do for Your Jurisdiction?

Jurisdictions face ever increasing demands for services from the community. Whether it is additional police officers, teachers, mental health services, new schools, or other local demands, funding these priorities is a challenge. Avenu’s Discovery Recovery program supports localities in generating additional revenue without raising taxes. Our budget-neutral approach means no fees are charged until we discover and recover revenue for your local government.

Avenu Makes GovTech 100 List for the Second Year in a Row

For the second consecutive year, Avenu Insights & Analytics was recognized on the GovTech 100 list.

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