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Budget award presented to the City of Cotati

February 21, 2020

The City of Cotati received a third straight budget award from both the GFOA (Governmental Finance Officer Association) and CSMFO (California Society of Municipal Finance Officers). This award reflects the commitment of the City Council and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting and fiscal transparency and is only received by about 1 percent of cities in North America with a population under 10,000. In order to receive the budget award, every application is reviewed by a panel of volunteer municipal finance officers, and the City had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for municipal budgeting. These guidelines are designed to assess how well the City’s budget serves as: 

•a policy documents   •a financial plan 

•an operations guide  •a communications device