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Fiscal survey is on its way to your community.

Finance and Budget Officers across the country should be watching their mailboxes for the National League of Cities' annual Fiscal Conditions Survey, sent last week to all cities of more than 50,000 and a random sample of smaller cities.

More than 1,500 municipal budget offices are being asked for help in preparing NLC's 1992 Report on Fiscal Conditions in America's Cities.

The results of the survey will be released at a July press conference, calling national attention to fiscal conditions in our cities' governments. While some media coverage provides anecdotal information, the Fiscal Survey report provides a comprehensive characterization and comparison of fiscal conditions across different areas of the country and types and sizes of cities.

The analysis of municipal fiscal conditions will also be used in NLC's education efforts on issues concerning cities, as well as to help guide legislative, administrative, and judicial advocacy activities. Finally, by eliciting the needs of the nation's municipal budget offices, the survey helps the League improve its program development and technical assistance programs.

This year's Fiscal Conditions Report is a collaborative effort involving both NLC and the Center for Public Management and Regional Affairs at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Questions about the survey, including queries from finance and budget officers in cities of more than 50,000 who have not yet received their survey, should be directed to David Dickinson at (202)626-3030.
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Author:Dickinson, David
Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Date:Mar 30, 1992
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