The True Cost of Services
Local Government and School Accountability
Determining and Allocating the True Cost of Services
A Tutorial for Local Governments and School Districts
Tutorial Wrap Up
It is the responsibility of local governments to effectively and efficiently manage the way in which they offer municipal services. Without good, accurate information regarding the true cost of providing a service, it is impossible for local officials to judge if a service is being provided in a cost effective manner. This information can be obtained by adopting annual budgets and recordkeeping systems designed to arm local officials with the tools necessary to make informed decisions. Whether developing annual budgets or discussing service delivery options, good decisions start with good information.
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