Government: Local Government Financing in Humboldt County (1980)

Government: Local Government Financing in Humboldt County (1980)

Support of adequate local government financing to maintain government services to meet the demands of the community.
Position In Brief: 

1. Strengthen local government revenues through continued acquisition of available federal funds. Provide income through the redistribution of the state income tax. Increase local share of the state sales tax according to the point of origin, and use of fees set at an appropriate level.
2. Decrease of local government expenditures by consolidating of special districts when prudent, conversion of
special districts to assessment districts when feasible and avoid overlapping of special districts.
3. Accommodate community needs by the county or cities providing general services instead of creating new government structures including those for the elderly.
4. Encourage the use of fees when services result in specific individual benefit. Fees should be reviewed
periodically at budget time to reflect the cost of services.
5. Use of assessment districts to help finance capital improvements and maintenance in business districts and
residential areas. Allocation of public and private benefits of the project to be assessed must be carefully
determined. Payment of assessment for those on fixed incomes may be deferred until the property is sold or
inherited.

Issues: 
League to which this content belongs: 
Humboldt County