Fiscal Officers Department

  • New! - Legislative Proposal Form

    Here's your chance to share your ideas for smart, city-friendly legislation. Use this form (pdf.) to suggest your bill ideas. Please submit your completed forms to Meghan McKelvey, at, by Dec. 15.

    Get Involved

    The Fiscal Officers’ Department needs members to volunteer for various committee assignments throughout the year.  If you are interested in serving on a committee and would like to be contacted as opportunities arise, please fill out this Member Interest Form.

    Economic Development News

    The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has released an Amendment to the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA).

    Gov. Gavin Newsom held a lengthy press conference this morning to unveil his first budget proposal, which includes $144 billion in General Fund spending and — combined with proposed special fund and bond proceed allocations — totals $209 billion. 

    Cities are eligible to apply for a Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) grant through the California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council (HCFC).

    The Seismic Safety Commission wants city officials to help their local businesses prepare for the next natural disaster. 

    The 2018 legislative session has been another extremely active year for housing and land use legislation with over 100 bills introduced.

  • Department Officers

    Each year the department elects officers to oversee the work of the department and represent the department at the League's board of directors meetings and other League committees. The major activities of the League's fiscal officers department include:

    • Offering networking opportunities and fostering professional development for finance and treasury professionals through a variety of training and services.
    • Serving as a technical and advisory resource to the League as policy committee representatives.
    • Providing technical assistance to the League for training programs, legislative analysis and research projects.

    The League's fiscal officers department strives to provide its members with information to assist in providing high-quality service to cities and their citizens.

    2018-2019 Department Officers

    President – Drew Murrell, Finance Manager, San Francisco
    First Vice President  – Dawn Holm, Finance Director, City of Sacramento
    Second Vice President  – Recruiting
    Director – Leyne Milstein, Assistant City Manager, City of Sacramento
    Past President – Dennis Kauffman, Finance Director, Roseville

    Policy Committees

    Appointed by the department president, each department has at least one representative on each of the League’s standing eight committees that can provide technical information to the committee as a whole to ensure that the department has a voice in the decision-making process, and make recommendations to the board of directors on legislative and policy issues.
    Visit the League’s Policy Development  webpage to view upcoming meeting information, listed committees, and meeting agendas.

    2017 - 18 Policy Committee Representatives

    Community Services – Vacant
    Environmental Quality – Vacant
    Governance, Transparency and Labor Relations – George Harris, Director of Administration, Rialto
    Housing, Community & Economic Development – Eric Tsao, Director of Finance, Torrance
    Public Safety – Dawn Holm, Budget Manager, Sacramento  
    Revenue & Taxation – Jim Zervis, Administrative Services Director, Shafter
    Transportation, Communication & Public Works –  Bill Pattison, Director of Finance, Coachella

    For more information about the appointment process, please contact Meg Desmond.

  • Fiscal Officer Resource Links

    The California Local Government Finance Almanac is a resource prepared by Michael Coleman, the League's fiscal policy advisor. This website includes data, statistics, analysis and articles on California city finance.

    California Municipal Treasurers Asssociation - A professional organization governed by active public officials who are representatives of their own local governmental units.

    SB 1029 (Hertzberg) Debt Reporting Summary
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