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Community Development Work Avoidance
Local government across the nation is knee deep in the work of figuring how to do with less. No community is immune from the challenges posed by reduced sales and property tax revenue and the constant if not increasing demand for services. Invariably, and appropriately, locating the proper balance between the two becomes a matter of setting priorities. And to do that, criteria are needed to rationalize why one municipal activity should be funded, but not another. It was ever thus, of course.