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

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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[Recorded Webinar]: 2018 Year in Review

Hear what our panelists Andrea Fox (EfficientGov.com) and Liz Farmer, public finance writer of Governing Magazine, had to say about the the critical issues of the year and which ones will continue to require attention from jurisdictions.

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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 Insights & Analytics Builds Team with Product Management VP

Award Winner De Ana Thompson Leads Efforts in Product Delivery

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Avenu Customer City of Palmdale Wins IT Quality Award

The City of Palmdale, for which Avenu provides IT managed services, has earned a Quality in IT Practices award from the Municipal Information Systems Association of California (MISAC).  in recognition of its quality information technology practices. Palmdale’s Director of Administrative Services Anne Ambrose and IT Director Stuart Thompson accepted the recognition on behalf of the city from MISAC State President Tim Willamson.

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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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Municipalities Can’t Tax Internet Providers, Except When They Can

Local governments are hurting from lost telecom franchise fees as the industry relies more and more on broadband – but cities can tax internet providers to restore lost funds if they know how to do it.

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Avenu Insights & Analytics Names Michael Romano as Vice President of Sales

Public Sector Expert Leads Sales Organization for Revenue Enhancement and Administration  

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