As redevelopment agencies face the chopping block in California, new legislation could allow tax increment financing districts to essentially replace them.
Jun 1, 2011 Bondbuyer
Most cities don't get the chance to start from scratch. But Quincy, Mass. plans to raze most of its 50-acre center and build it anew with the aid of a private developer's upfront funding - a plan that may rewrite the rules of urban development.
Apr 11, 2011 New York Times
State budget problems are trickling down to cities, which are being cut off from funding by their governors.
Mar 25, 2011 The New York Times
The federal government should play a larger role in lending money to local governments for transit projects, and not just spending money, according to this oped.
Feb 24, 2011 San Gabriel Valey Tribune
Hundreds of townships in Indiana serve fewer than 1,000 people each, prompting some government officials to call for consolidation to reduce wasted resources.
Jan 26, 2011 The Indianapolis Star
In an attempt to avoid new debt and decrease existing budget deficits, many cash-strapped cities and states are levying a host of new fees that don't provide exemption to nonprofits such as churches, schools, and charities.
Dec 27, 2010 The Wall Street Journal
The newest U.S. stimulus proposal is aimed at improving infrastructure but could go farther, says Jonna McKone from TheCityFix.com.
Sep 10, 2010 TheCityFix
Washington D.C.'s planned 37-mile streetcar system will be a boon to nearby businesses, according to a recent report. As a result, the mayor is pushing a plan that would ask commercial property owners to help fund the system.
May 20, 2010 The Washington Post
Despite uncertainties about funding and objections from the city's mayor, Toronto's light rail plans are moving ahead, according to transit officials.
May 20, 2010 Global Toronto
Atlanta school leaders consider renegotiating a Tax Allocation District (TAD) agreement that was set up to help fund projects such as the Beltline, a 22-mile loop of transit, trails, parks and development around the city.
Apr 17, 2009 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution