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Tehachapi Finance Department receives Operating Budget Award

City of Tehachapi

The City of Tehachapi Finance Department has been recognized again for budget transparency with an award from the California Society of Municipal Officers (CSMFO).

The CSMFO awarded the Excellence in Budgeting Award to the City of Tehachapi for its Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget document. This award is designed to recognize those agencies whose budget documents meet certain state-wide standards and requirements considered to be of the highest quality.

“The award demonstrates the City’s commitment to transparency, fiscal responsibility, efficiency and accountability while ensuring the budget is accessible to residents. This was the first budget award from CSMFO for the City of Tehachapi and represents the hard work and commitment of City staff in working together to produce a high quality, transparent budget document for our residents” said Hamed Jones, finance director.

The Excellence in Budgeting Award represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its leadership in meeting high standards and setting an example by encouraging others in their efforts to achieve and maintain an appropriate standard of excellence.

“This award reflects the hard work by each of our departments to manage our assets, it is even more important that the public can count on us to be good and honest stewards of the taxpayer’s dollar given the recent challenges, said Greg Garrett, Tehachapi city manager.