Relieving Strain on City Budget

by George E. Peterson, Head; Public Finance, The Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1978, Vol. 48, Issue 11, Pg. 106-106

Document Type: Feature article


There are no quick and easy solutions to the urban predicament. But there are a number of things that may provide some relief to the troubled cities of the Northeast and North Central sectors of the country. Among them: greater voter participation in budget making; a federal takeover of welfare; more state aid; and incentives to lure middle-income people back to the city.

Subject Headings: Strain | Budgets | Urban areas | Federal government

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