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Remarks to the Municipal Management Assistants

April 6, 1984 - Remarks to the Municipal Management Assistants (League of California Cities)


Speech to the Hog, Dog, and Frog Society of San Diego County

March 15, 1984 - Speech to the Hog, Dog, and Frog Society of San Diego County


State and Local Finance

November 10, 1983 - Statement to the Senate Local Government Committee on the types of fiscal and policy issues which may be associated with proposals to restructure the current system of state and local finance.


Local Government Finances

November 3, 1983 - Statement to the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee on various aspects of local government finances including sources of local government revenue, bailout, local assistance programs more appropriately categorized as assistance to individuals, and general purpose revenues.


Keynote Speech to the Independent Cities Association's Twenty-Third Annual Seminar

May 13, 1983 - Keynote Speech to the Independent Cities Association's Twenty-Third Annual Seminar on the nature of state-city relations in California. Legislative Analyst Bill Hamm describes the fiscal context in which decisions on the 1983-84 state budget will be made, and what this context implies for fiscal relief. He also goes beyond the budget to discuss the nature of the state's relationship with the 432 cities in California, including the 44 represented by the Independent Cities Association.


Grass Roots Government in California: Where Should the Reseeding Begin?

April 29, 1983 - An analysis of the current system of public finance in California and the way in which control over decisions at the local level is exercised. Local governments have very little leeway in responding to the demands placed upon them by their citizens—even though the conventional wisdom holds local governments to be the most responsive level of government. Remarks on the extreme difficulty of balancing the interests of the community against those of the state as a whole.


State Reimbursement of Mandated Local Costs: A Review of Statutes Funded During June 1981 Through September 1982

April 1, 1983 - Chapter 1256, Statutes of 1980, requires the Legislative Analyst to report annually on any previously unfunded mandates for which funding was provided by the Legislature in a claims bill during the prior fiscal year. This report reviews those mandates funded initially in one of the following three claims bills: (I) Ch 1090/81 (SB 1261), (2) Ch 28/82 (AB 171), and (3) Ch 1586/82 (AB 2675). These measures were enacted during the period June 30, 1981, through September 30, 1982.

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