When Good Budgets Go Bad: Dollars and Sense Revisited
Nicoll, John, Nation's Cities Weekly
The following is a preview of one of the topics to be covered during Leadership Training Institute seminars at NLC's Congress of Cities and Exposition in Orlando, Fla., November 11-15.
The laws of unintended consequences hold true in the management of budgets and finance. Things that seem like a good idea at the time often produce results we had not anticipated.
Cities and towns across the nation seem to be caught off guard when the economic cycles and our own well intentioned, ill-advised practices come around to bite us. The national and local press is full of stories of financial trouble at all levels of government.
Ironically, the genesis of our problems is …
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Publication information: Article title: When Good Budgets Go Bad: Dollars and Sense Revisited. Contributors: Nicoll, John - Author. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 31. Issue: 41 Publication date: October 13, 2008. Page number: 6. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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