2023 CSMFO Annual Conference

Michael Coleman

Principal Fiscal Policy Advisor, California Society of Municipal Finance Officers and League of California Cities
Michael Coleman

Michael Coleman

Principal Fiscal Policy Advisor, California Society of Municipal Finance Officers and League of California Cities

Biography

Michael Coleman is a leading expert on California local government revenues, spending and financing. He is the creator of CaliforniaCityFinance.com, and the California Local Government Finance Almanac, an online resource of data, analyses and articles on California municipal finance and budgeting. He is the principal fiscal policy advisor both to the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) and, for over twenty years, to the League of California Cities. Michael is a popular presenter at graduate schools and conferences and is the author of numerous articles and references, including the California Municipal Revenue Sources Handbook, and – as co-author with Mike Multari, Ken Hampian and Bill Statler – the Guide to Local Government Finance in California, published by Solano Press. An experienced city fiscal officer, Michael previously worked for the cities of San Mateo, Milpitas, Daly City and Sacramento. He received his BA in Policy Analysis from UC Davis and his MPA from the University of Southern California, and is a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program. In February 2013, the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers honored Michael with its Distinguished Service Award for dedicated service and outstanding contribution to the municipal finance profession.