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Each quarter GFOABC will pose a short survey to the membership. The results will be made available after the quarter closes. Do you have a question?

 

Quarterly Question | Property Tax 2020...What Was the Outcome?

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Current Quarterly Question: Property Tax 2020...What Was the Outcome? Please take the time to complete this survey. Read more

Quarterly Question | Credit Card Payments…What’s Your Practice?

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
We received responses to this question from close to half of all BC local governments of varying populations and geographical locations. Credit cards are accepted by 53% of local government respondents. One third of these local governments accept cre… Read more

Quarterly Question | Mortgage Listings and Refunds…How Do We Recoup the Cost?

Monday, March 16, 2020
We received responses from local governments of varying populations from across the province from the City of Vancouver to the Village of Lytton. It appears that charging for folio listings requested by mortgage companies is practiced by most local g… Read more

Quarterly Question | NSF Fees…What’s the Standard?

Sunday, December 1, 2019
We received responses from nearly 50% of all local governments of varying populations from across the province.  Most variation in the responses can be attributed to volume of transactions, i.e., more transactions increased the incidence of receiving… Read more

Quarterly Question | Property Tax…What’s Included?

Monday, September 16, 2019
Thank you to Mark Coulter from the City of Campbell River who used the GFOABC Forum to ask for help comparing property taxes across BC, breaking down how other local governments charge for services like water, sewer and garbage. To get the answer, Ci… Read more

Quarterly Question | Finance Department Staffing Levels

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Thank you to Sheena Moore of Revelstoke for the online forum post that prompted the quarterly question on staffing levels of local government finance departments. A special thank you to Chris Calder of Regional District of Fraser-Fort George for prov… Read more

Quarterly Question | Elected Official Remuneration

Monday, March 18, 2019
Our most recent question on elected official remuneration was prompted after the recent election. The survey was presented to the membership December 7th and received 27 unique responses upon closing February 28. The results are as follows:  Click t… Read more

Quarterly Question | Local Gov't Financial Software Survey

Friday, December 7, 2018
Our most recent question on local government software was prompted after several major changes in the industry. The survey was presented to the membership October 1st and received 65 unique responses upon closing November 30th.  The results are as fo… Read more

Quarterly Question | Staff Per Diem Allowances

Monday, September 17, 2018
Thank you to the District of Metchosin for requesting GFOABC survey the membership on their per diem rates. As a result of this survey our strategic partner CivicInfo is considering including per diems in their annual survey to be shared with local g… Read more