Blog Posting

To prepare for this blog, review this week’s Learning Resources.

Publish a blog post in which you discuss how the town of Centerville may represent any city or town in the United States today.

Include answers to the following questions:

  1. What are the major issues facing the town, and how is this like the community in which you live?
  2. What did you learn from this asignment that you can use as a public administrator?


  • Mikesell, J. L. (2014). Fiscal administration: Analysis and applications for the public sector (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Wadsworth.
    • Chapter 5, “Budget Methods and Practices” (pp. 178–218)
    • Chapter 8, “Taxation: Criteria for Evaluating Revenue Options” (pp. 343–384)
  • Aikins, S. K. (2011). An examination of government internal audits’ role in improving financial performance. Public Finance & Management11(4), 306–337. 
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Linnas, R. (2011). An integrated model for the audit, control and supervision of local government. Local Government Studies37(4), 407–428.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Hogan, A.-M. (2006, November). Audit committee and auditor independence. Paper presented to the San Diego City CouncilRetrieved from


  • Laureate Education (Producer). (2008a). Budget management functions: Financial evaluation [Video file]. Retrieved from

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