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Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government Monthly Quiz

​True or False: Once the municipal budget has been adopted council is no longer responsible for oversight — that job falls to the mayor or city administrator/manager to handle.

Answer: False
Once the budget is adopted, council is responsible for making sure that the budget is properly administered, revenues and expenditures are properly documented, debt is responsibly issued and administered, and an external independent audit is conducted each year.

The Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government offers in-person and online courses. Basic Budgeting and Municipal Finance is offered as an on-demand course online. The next in-person courses, Forms of Municipal Government as well as Municipal Economic Development, will take place September 17 at regional councils of governments locations.