Essential Hour: The Basics of Municipal Revenues: Taxes, Fees, and Assessments

This event occurred on August 5, 2022. See below for instructions on how to purchase a recording of the event.

Presented by Cal Cities’ City Attorneys Department and the Attorney Development and Succession Committee

Are you working on your first municipal tax, assessment, or fee? Are you puzzled by Propositions 218, 26 and 13? Are you an established attorney looking for a refresher in municipal revenue sources? If so, this "Essential Hour" presentation is designed for you!

Join us for a presentation where we discuss municipal finance basics, offer tips and suggestions, and provide some suggested best practices. This "Essential Hour" installment is a joint effort of the Municipal Finance Committee and the Attorney Development and Succession Committee of the City Attorneys Department.

The League of California Cities is a State Bar of California minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) approved provider. Cal Cities certified that this webinar meets the standards for participatory MCLE credit for registered attendees in the amount of 1 hour. Please note that participatory MCLE credit is only available to those who are registered to participate in the “live” webinar and Cal Cities is unable to provide credit to those who choose to view the webinar recording.


  • Trisha Ortiz, Shareholder, Richard Watson Gershon
  • Lutfi Kharuf, Partner, Best Best & Krieger LLP
  • Ben Fay, Partner, Jarvis Fay LLP

If you wish to view the recorded event, please contact Megan Dunn. Cal Cities members will be charged $25 to view the recording. Non-member cities and all others will be charged $150.

View the PowerPoint here.

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