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It’s a New Dawn, It’s a New Day

Starting with CEO Mike Busch, celebrating his 3rd Anniversary at the helm of Urban Futures, the firm is putting out a series of interviews highlighting the people behind the company and the talent driving the success of the firm. John Phan and Russell Sager will be featured next. What is your background and experience? I […]

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Wing-See Fox Joins UFI as Principal

Wing-See Fox, a FINRA-registered securities professional, has joined Urban Futures, Inc. (UFI) as a Principal. Previously a Vice President with Raymond James in San Francisco and an associate director of the Municipal Securities Group at UBS Investment Bank in New York, Fox also has extensive experience in nonprofit organizational management.

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UFI Team Profile: Doug Anderson

A 31-year veteran of Urban Futures, Inc., Managing Principal Doug Anderson provides municipal advisory services on bonds issued to provide funding for new infrastructure and public improvement projects as well as bonds issued to reduce debt service payments on existing debt.

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UFI Team Profile: David Siris

David Siris, a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of California, is a Principal Consultant with UFI. Siris’s background as a CPA includes seven years of experience as a supervising auditor with The Pun Group, LLP, in Santa Ana, supporting clients including government agencies, counties, cities and special districts.

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UFI Assists in Successful Clean Renewable Energy Bond Issuances

Urban Futures, Inc. (UFI) continues to be a leader in public finance management, working with communities in pursuit of clean renewable energy bonds (CREBs) to become more energy- efficient and environmentally friendly. Created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, CREBs are a special type of tax credit bond which are used to fund public […]

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UFI to Selected to Perform Financial Feasibility Study for the City of Beaumont

Urban Futures, Inc. (UFI), a current financial consultant to the City of Beaumont, through its Sustainable Communities Development Group will complete a comprehensive financial analysis on 2,005 acres of vacant land in the City. This analysis will help City leaders assess the financial feasibility of commercial development in this area. The local Potrero Property Owners […]

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Arbitrage Rebate Reports Near Completion for the City of Lawndale

Profit earned on local government issued tax-exempt bonds over the bond yield are required to be “rebated” to the United States Government on an annual basis. In conjunction with this rebate, local governments are required to submit Arbitrage Rebate Reports per the U.S. tax code. When local governments take on this reporting requirement themselves, the […]

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UFI Funds CCMF Scholarship

Urban Futures, Inc. (UFI) has donated funds to the California City Management Foundation (CCMF) to establish the Mark Curran Scholarship. The Mark Curran Scholarship is new to the CCMF scholarship program, which awards the Wes McClure Scholarship annually. Scholarships are awarded to prospective graduate students attending a public or private university in California, who show […]

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UFI Hired for Interim Finance Director Position in Hawaiian Gardens

Urban Futures Inc. (UFI) has been hired to fill the Interim Finance Director position in Hawaiian Gardens. Susan Hartman, the former Finance Director for the City of Yorba Linda and consultant to UFI, will fill this role. Susan’s extensive knowledge in municipal finance will serve the City well as they search to find the best […]

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