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.
Avenu has decades of experience working with over 3,000 local governments developing strategies to enhance revenue without raising taxes. Our team works with jurisdictions to identify noncompliance, secure lost revenue, and understand and project your jurisdiction’s tax future. Avenu works closely with government clients to realize revenue potential — while building business relationships that foster compliance for years to come.
Our team is uniquely prepared to support local governments through these challenging times. We have extensive real-world experience in handling crisis situations and front-line knowledge in preparing and implementing strategies to help cities and counties weather the storms and recover as quickly as possible.
We stand ready to partner with your jurisdiction by offering a free revenue enhancement assessment to help local governments with the revenue impacts of this crisis. Our assessment will help local governments seek guidance and gather feedback in one or more of the following areas:
Virtual appointment times will be used to identify areas of need and a customized assessment will be provided to your team immediately following a short discussion
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.
“Doing more with less,” has gone from a goal to a necessity. Constituents continue to have heightened customer service expectations and want an up-to-date experience when interacting with their governments. What “was” an acceptable customer service experience for taxpayers 10 years ago is no longer adequate and governments across the country will be forced to consider ways to automate processes to keep up with constituent demand.
The challenge for local government leaders is that while the pressure to maximize revenue has increased, the resources to do so have not. Often, local government revenue leaders are spread thin with expanded responsibilities and decreased budgets and headcounts.
So, what is a local government revenue leader to do?
A partner who can utilize external expertise and experience is key to maximizing revenue. Finding a qualified partner is usually the best option for local governments because it is by far the most efficient and cost-effective way to get the job done. The ideal partner will be able to hit the ground running and DO much or most of the work for a local government.
Our recent guide enables jurisdictions to understand what to look for in a revenue enhancement partner:
During this challenging time, Avenu is here to support you and help your jurisdiction continue to provide exceptional services to your community!