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  • 2010 Idaho Utility And Franchise Survey - The report of the 2010 Idaho Utility and Franchise Survey gives you access to information on various utilities and franchises offered by cities throughout the state, including:
    • Water and Wastewater
    • Solid Waste
    • Recycling
    • Electricity
    • Natural Gas
    • Cable Television
  • 2013 Legislative Handbook 
  • 2013 Campaign Finance Reporting Manual - This manual is for city clerks and candidates for mayor and council in cities with a population greater than 5,000.  The manual covers reporting requirements for candidates and political committees, the roles and responsibilities of the political treasurer, contribution limits, reporting deadlines and frequently asked questions.
    • Members rate: $15
    •  Non-members rate: $60
  • 2013 Election Manual for City Clerks - This comprehensive resource manual guides city clerks through the state law provisions and deadlines for conducting city elections. The Election Manual for City Clerks includes the municipal election law, complete with helpful commentary and common questions and answers.
    • Members rate: $15
    •  Non-members rate: $60
  • The ADA and City Governments - Common Problems - This document from the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, discusses common problems relating to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for city governments and solutions to these common issues.  This free manual is only available online.
  • ADA Guide for Small Towns - This manual by the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, assists small towns in complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The manual covers requirements for accessibility of city programs and facilities, effective communication practices, and resources available to assist with ADA compliance.  This free manual is only available online.
  • AIC Directory of Idaho Government Officials - This all-inclusive directory of Idaho city, county and state officials is a publication that no local or state official should be without. This is not available for download. 
    •  Members rate: $35
    •  Non-members rate: $60
  • Conflict of Interest and Ethics Guidelines Manual - Public confidence in government is only as strong as the integrity displayed by government officials. This manual outlines the responsibilities of city officials under the Idaho Ethics in Government Act for disclosure of conflicts of interest, as well as state law prohibitions on bribery, nepotism, and contracts with officers.
    • Members rate: $10
    • Non-members rate: $40
  • Finance and Accounting Manual - This manual provides detailed information on public sector accounting and financial reporting, specifically covering the unique requirements of the public sector, the various types of funds and their uses, how generally accepted accounting principles are formulated, the financial reporting process, establishing effective internal controls, and the auditing process.
    • Members rate: $10
    • Non-members rate: $40
  • Financial Strategies Manual - This manual provides detailed information on capital planning and financing, grant funding, and city budgeting and revenue sources. Quality communities are created by choice, not chance. The parks, streets, libraries, recreation facilities, and other elements that contribute to our quality of life are the result of choices made by community leaders. If you begin with a compelling vision for your community’s future, you will discover how to finance the project through grants, bonds, local improvement districts, tax increment financing, and a variety of other methods. 
    •  Members rate: $20 
    •  Non-members rate: $80
  • FY 2015 City Budgeting Manual - This is a comprehensive budgeting and finance resource manual for city officials. The City Budgeting Manual includes chapters on the basics of city budgeting; state law provisions governing the budgeting process; in-depth explanations of revenue sources; revenue history for revenue sharing, highway distribution account, and state liquor account; and a helpful glossary of finance and budgeting terms.
    • Members rate: $15
    • Non-members rate: $60
  • Glossary of Terms 
    • Members rate: $10
    • Non-members rate: $40
  • ICRMP Personnel Manual - This manual has been created by ICRMP to use as a sample Personnel Manual.
    • Members rate: $10
    • Non-members rate: $40
  • Liability Manual - Learn about the Idaho Tort Claims Act and the immunity granted to public officials operating within the course and scope of their employment. The manual also covers liability under the federal Civil Rights Act of 1871.
    • Members rate: $10
    • Non-members rate: $40
  • Municipal Meetings Manual - This manual helps city officials to understand the requirements of the Idaho Open Meeting Law for posted meeting notices and agendas, minutes, executive sessions, penalties for violation and the process for curing open meeting law violations. The manual also covers a variety of state law provisions concerning meeting quorum, presiding officer, voting, and regular and special meetings.
    • Members rate: $5
    • Non-members rate: $20
  • The Nature and Powers of Cities Manual - Idaho cities derive their creation, form, powers, and limitations from provisions of the Idaho Constitution and state law. Learn about the powers of Idaho cities to regulate and provide urban services, the constitutional grant of police power, state law restrictions on police power, the distinction between regulatory fees and taxes, and much more.
    • Members rate: $5
    • Non-members rate: $20
  • Ordinance and Resolution Manual - This manual is designed to assist cities in drafting, adopting, and maintaining ordinances that are legally valid, readily accessible, and understandable to city officials and the general public.
    • Members rate: $10
    • Non-members rate: $40
  • Planning and Zoning Manual - This manual covers the tools for growth management that must be understood by all city officials, specifically the comprehensive plan, the zoning and subdivision ordinances, the roles and responsibilities of the planning and zoning commission, and conducting effective hearings. 
    • Members rate: $15 
    •  Non-members rate: $60
  • Public Notification Manual - Every city clerk needs this comprehensive resource on state law requirements for publication of legal notices on everything from annexation to zoning. The manual includes relevant sections of Idaho law and many example legal notices. 
    • Members rate: $15 
    •  Non-members rate: $60
  • Public Records Manual - Learn about the requirements of the Idaho Public Record Law for access and copying of public records; what constitutes a public record; state laws exempting personnel, investigatory, and other records from public disclosure; and the process of requesting, granting, and denying public records requests.
    • Members rate: $10
    • Non-members rate: $40
  • Purchasing Manual - Every city official needs this manual on Idaho’s local government purchasing law. The manual outlines the process for procuring public works construction, services, and equipment; requirements for licensed public works contractors; quality-based selection of design professionals; sole source and emergency procurement; and much more.
    • Members rate: $10
    • Non-members rate: $40
  • Records Retention Manual - Management of public records is a vital function of every city, and understanding the basic principles or records management is essential for every city official. This manual is a comprehensive resource manual intended to assist city officials in management, retention, and disposition of city records in accordance with Idaho law.
    • Members rate: $15
    • Non-members rate: $60
  • Roles and Responsibilities Manual - This manual outlines the roles and responsibilities of mayors and councilmembers, the doctrines of separation of powers and checks and balances inherent in our political system, and the distinction between the mayor-council and council-manager forms of government.
    • Members rate: $5
    • Non-members rate: $20

Idaho Attorney General's Manuals
  • Ethics in Government - Learn how statutes govern the ethical behavior of public officers and ensure that public officials remain public servants.
  • Open Meeting Law Manual - Learn how this law establishes a basic set of ground rules assuring the public's right to be informed, and to protect the public's right to observe and participate at public meetings.
  • Public Records Law Manual - Learn how this law establishes a basic set of ground rules securing the public's access to governmental records, while still preserving an individual's right to privacy.

Idaho Secretary of State's Manuals