Dissecting city spending

May 10, 2011 at 9:21 am

I don’t think I’m unique in not recalling a single time when my tax statement—whether the value of my home was up or down—did not call for more money than I paid the year before … my puzzlement over what caused those constant increases was shared by my equally baffled neighbors. When we asked our elected officials, we were greeted with the usual finger-pointing: the city blamed it on cutbacks in state aid, the state fingered the city for excessive spending. As a result, taxpayers have great difficulty understanding what underlies local spending decisions, including what is mandated by state and federal governments and what local government can control itself.

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SouthWest Journal, May 2, 2011

Entry filed under: Public Policy | Government Affairs.

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