Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

Sales Tax Revenues

October 29, 2019, 11am PDT
The annual "City Fiscal Conditions" report by the National League of Cities delivers a warning signal about the state of the economy.
Route Fifty
April 13, 2019, 7am PDT
Voters in Lincoln, Nebraska have decided to tax sales in the city to fund repairs of residential streets and to add new streets on the periphery of the city to encourage growth.
Lincoln Journal Star
September 1, 2018, 7am PDT
With $2.5 billion in new transit funding generated by a half-cent sales tax, Atlanta has choices about the future of its public transit systems. One advocate says investments should target economic mobility for low-income communities.
SaportaReport
April 17, 2017, 8am PDT
The gas tax bill couldn't pass soon enough for the Bay Area's metro system. Service cuts and fare increases, scheduled for approval April 13, were greatly reduced due to an unexpected $16 million BART will receive, and the bill has yet to be signed!
SF Gate
June 23, 2016, 1pm PDT
An investigation by WFAA-TV finds that the 50-50 deal promised by city officials to build a new baseball stadium in Arlington is more likely going to end up being an 80-20 deal.
WFAA
October 7, 2015, 11am PDT
A new study of the benefits of a bike lane project in Salt Lake City adds to the body of work suggesting that complete streets overhauls are a good investment for both the public and the private sectors.
People for Bikes