Where'd All the Money Go? Opportunities for Local Government Finances
3 CM / LU Pending
This workshop will begin with a short presentation of the limited research on this topic and the charge of the workshop, followed by brief presentations from each table moderator regarding fiscal impacts from their professional perspective. The conversation will then proceed quickly to moderated table discussions involving all workshop attendees. Round table discussions will focus on the following:
- Brainstorm likely impacts to local government revenue sources and cost structures. (Participants will be encouraged to think broadly, from reduced parking revenue in major cities to how the changes to the economy impact income tax revenues; from impacts to road operation and maintenance needs to changes in the nature and amount of social services and emergency services needed.
- Discuss implications for local government fiscal health, both positive and negative.
- Identify the practical steps that could be taken now (whether fiscal in nature or other) to prepare for these changes.
Following the break outs, participants will report back to the group, with time in the agenda for a large group discussion.