Funding

The New York Times editorial board questions the priorities of a city that can support sports facilities with hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds but neglects its libraries.
May 7, 2015   The New York Times
The well-heeled foundation that's been pumping money into civic projects in Detroit is now reconsidering the role it's playing and how much it wants to contribute.
Jul 9, 2011   The Wall Street Journal
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