Policy

2017 School Bond Transparency Scorecard   Date: 07/25/2017

Author: SDTEF
Media Source: Studies

The 2017 School Bond Transparency Scorecard provides a snapshot of transparency in school bond oversight committees. All findings are based on information made available on ICOC/school district websites. The scorecard does not rate the effectiveness or performance of school bond programs.

Click on the markers below to explore an interactive map of our findings. You can also email the oversight committee or relevant school board with the contact information provided within the scorecard.

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Principles for the Evaluation of Climate Action Implementation Choices   Date: 07/24/2017

Author: SDCTA Staff
Media Source: Miscellaneous

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) has consistently been a public advocate for good governance and effective public management, and local governments are facing numerous policy options to adapt to climate change. In order to assist elected leaders in the decision making process when it comes to policy options for the implementation of climate action plans, SDCTA has compiled the following list of “Principles for Evaluation of Climate Action Implementation Choices.” It is our vision that through the implementation of these principles, elected leaders will have the tools to make the most effective policy decisions to meet climate action goals.

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San Diego County Municipal Analysis   Date: 06/21/2017

Author: SDTEF
Media Source: Miscellaneous

Appropriations total $5.36 billion in the Adopted Budget for FY 2016-17 and $5.00 billion for FY 2017-18. General Fund financing sources total $4.12 billion for FY 2016-17, a $.04 million increase from the FY 2015-16 Adopted Budget. Property and other taxes account for approximately 20.8% of total funds and approximately 25.8% of the General Fund. General Purpose Revenue (GPR) allocations include public safety, health and human services, land use and environment, community services, finance and general government, and other finance. Of the General Purpose Revenue allocations, public safety accounts for 61%. Adopted staff years for FY 2016-17 increase by 362.50 from the Adopted Budget for FY 2015-16, an increase of 2.1% to a total of 17,396.00 staff years.

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