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Civic Services

June 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
Sparsely-populated rural counties with large amounts of public land stand to lose the most if the Trump Administration succeeds in cutting funding to the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program.
February 12, 2011, 1pm PST
The city's Group Plan Commission has a plan it thinks could revitalize the struggling city.
July 21, 2010, 7am PDT
Cities across the country are being forced to outsource or privatize many of their basic civic services like janitors, police and trash collectors due to huge budget deficits. The moves are saving millions.
The Wall Street Journal
July 20, 2010, 2pm PDT
The City of Maywood, California has completely outsourced all of its civic services and turned local officials into contract workers. Though some worried the city would crumble, it's actually taken a turn for the better.
The New York Times
April 13, 2009, 10am PDT
The recession is causing San Francisco to tighten its belt. Budget cuts are falling heavily on the city's health and human services.
The Christian Science Monitor