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.
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.
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