Spending

September 17, 2013, 1pm PDT
Want to know how your city's spending on schools, police, and public works compares to others? The Lincoln Institute has created a new interactive database that for the first time allows apples-to-apples comparisons of city finances.
At Lincoln House
April 2, 2012, 6am PDT
With a $600 billion investment gap facing the tap, citizens, organizations, and elected officials call for a renewed commitment to protect access to safe drinking water on World Water Day at Los Angeles City Hall.
USC Annenberg Radio News
December 8, 2011, 1pm PST
The 100 largest U.S. cities added 120 new parks last year, but overall spending remained largely flat. Approximately half the cities experienced cuts in their parks budgets, forcing departments to defer maintenance costs even as usership grows.
City Parks Blog
April 21, 2010, 7am PDT
With huge financial problems facing government at all levels in the U.S., some worry that infrastructure will fall by the wayside as budgetary priorities are laid out.
Governing
September 17, 2009, 7am PDT
This map from <em>Mint</em> looks at American cities that have spent the least so far in 2009, and those that are also cutting back budgets.
Mint