In this time of COVID-19 crisis, local governments need to ensure they have enough cash on hand for essential services, which means slowing net flow of cash out the door and finding ways to rebalance the budget. The Government Finance Officers Association produced guidelines, Cash Is King, that Managmenet Partners’ finance experts were pleased to have contributed to. As the public health emergency continues to threaten local governments’ finances, leaders will need to be creative and resourceful in designing their responses.