CITY OF LOS ANGELES
Date: December 22, 2009
To: The Council
Miguel A. Santana, City Administrative Officer
Subject: DISTINGUISHED BUDGET PRESENTATION AWARD FOR 2009-10
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) awarded a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award to the City of Los Angeles for the 13th consecutive year for our 2009-10 annual budget. We are the largest city in the United States to receive this award.
This award is the highest form of recognition in government budgeting and
represents a significant achievement by the City of Los Angeles. To receive this award, the City must publish a budget document of the very highest quality that reflects both the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting and the GFOA’s recommended practices on budgeting. The City budget must meet mandatory GFOA criteria as a policy document, as an operations guide, as a financial plan and as a communications device. It reflects the commitment of the City to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.
A Certificate of Recognition has been received and an award plaque has been
presented to the City. A copy of the certificate will be published in the 2010-11 budget
We will continue to improve our budget documents and will submit the 2010-11
budget to GFOA for consideration for next year’s awards program.