City Budgets

Multi-Modalism

Feds to the Rescue, but the Peril Remains: Preventing the Next Fiscal Apocalypse

Former Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole talks about the implications of the fiscal reset on city budget, policy, and service priorities going forward.

March 18, 2021 - The Planning Report

Brutalism

Report Details Dire Fiscal Straits of Local Governments

The National League of Cities has produced a highly-anticipated report detailing the fiscal fallout of the sudden and swift economic downturn that followed the coronavirus to American shores.

August 20, 2020 - National League Of Cities

Missouri

Surveying the Fiscal Nightmare for Cities and States

Governing takes a tour through the fiscal impacts of a suddenly cratered economy and an ongoing public health crisis.

June 3, 2020 - Governing

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto's Poverty Plan Meets the Budget Process

Toronto approved a ten-year poverty reduction strategy in 2015, but the policies and programs included in that plan still require budgetary commitments.

November 8, 2019 - The Star

Downtown Oakland

Oakland Keeps its DOT, Moves Forward With Innovative Street Repaving Plan

The city of Oakland had a particularly tough budget approval process this year. The future of capital investments in the city's transportation system was at stake.

June 29, 2019 - The East Bay Times

Oakland, California

Department of Transportation Caught in Political Tug of War in Oakland

The political debate surrounding the future of Oakland's streets has recently turned up a notch.

June 5, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

Apartment Building

Minneapolis Mayor Pushing to Fund a Slew of Programs to Make Housing More Affordable

Mayor Jacob Frey wants $40 million of the city’s budget to fund programs related to housing affordability.

September 11, 2018 - MinnPost

Dallas Bike Lane

Opinion: Bike Lane Funding in Dallas on the Line

As the Dallas City Council prepares to vote this month on a general fund budget, the future of bike lanes is not looking good.

September 4, 2018 - The Dallas Morning News

Subway Turnstiles

Means-Based, Transit-Fare Discounts Take a Leap Forward in the Big Apple

The 2019 New York City budget includes $106 million to subsidize half the transit fare for qualified residents for six months. The city joins the ranks of Seattle, Toronto, and the Bay Area that offer income-based discounts for transit fares.

June 13, 2018 - The New York Times

Police Departments Budgets Grow, but Cities Aren't Any Safer

A Next City article argues that investing in job programs and other public goods would do more to make those communities safe than investing in police departments.

July 24, 2017 - Next City

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