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Fiscal Planning Guide / Financial Highlights Report

The Fiscal Planning Guide provides data collected from local governments in Georgia through the Report of Local Government Finances. The Guide is a practical tool for local government officials in understanding the complexities of local finances in Georgia. Officials can use the Guide to examine the finances of their government in comparison with the finances of governments of comparable population size. The comparisons will provide officials with insights into how their governments are functioning in contrast with other local governments.

The Guide provides RLGF section Average Dollar Amounts and Average Per Capita figures for each Population Group, and for the aggregate of all population groups.
Municipality figures are in a separate report from County figures. Consolidated Government figures are calculated separately but are displayed in with the County report. Thus, for each fiscal year, there are two Fiscal Planning Guides: one for Municipalities and one for County and Consolidated Governments.

 

2016 County & Consolidated  (PDF) (based on 2015 Financial Report data)

2016 Municipal  (PDF)  (based on 2015 Financial Report data)

 

2015 County & Consolidated  (PDF) (based on 2014 Financial Report data)

2015 Municipal  (PDF)  (based on 2014 Financial Report data)

2014 County & Consolidated (PDF) (based on 2013 Financial Report data)

2014 Municipal (PDF) (based on 2013 Financial Report data)

 

The Financial Highlights Report provides data collected from local governments in Georgia through the Report of Local Government Finances. Officials can use the Guide to examine the finances of their government in comparison with the finances of governments of comparable population size. The comparisons provide officials with insights into how their governments are functioning in contrast with other local governments.
The main section of the Financial Highlights Report is divided into three parts: County Governments, Municipal Governments, and Consolidated Governments and displays:
 Total Dollar Amounts of Tax Revenues for all funds for each Population Group.
 Total Dollar Amounts of Intergovernmental Revenues for all funds plus Service Charges and Enterprise Funds for each   Population Group.
The Appendix Sections of the Report displays:
 Data categories listing Aggregate Total Dollar Amounts and Per Capita Dollar Amounts of Revenue, Expenses, and Debts for all reporting Counties, all Municipalities, and all Consolidated Governments (not by population group).
 Listing of all Local Governments reporting included in the current Report.

2016 Financial Highlights Report  (PDF)  (based on 2015 Financial Report data)

2015 Financial Highlights Report (PDF)  (based on 2014 Financial Report data)

2014 Financial Highlights Report (PDF)  (based on 2013 Financial Report data)