Striking a Balance
Striking a Balance: Matching the Services Offered by Local Governments with the Revenue Realities, an ICMA White Paper (Presents a summary of the current financial trends faced by communities; the strategies adopted to deal with those challenges; and examples of successful citizen participation efforts.)

Breaking the Cookie Jar
A briefing on municipal finances answers these questions: What are the mechanics, how has municipal finance changed in the wake of the new budget, and what does it all mean? Read Dan Thompson's WERC presentation (PDF) to learn more.