The Politics of City Revenue

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Appendix

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR LEADER OPINION FINANCE STUDY, CHAPTER 6
1. Could you tell me something about the makeup of your organization, who belongs, etc., and your role in it?
2. Does the organization have any views about city expenses and revenue?
3. Does the organization ever present these views to city officials?
4. What about your own views on city expenses and revenue?
5. In what categories do you believe the city is spending too much?
6. Where should the city spend more to meet the needs of the community?
7. If the city should have to spend more, where should the city officials get it (in general)?
8. Should they get it by raising the property tax rate?
9. [If No. 8 is "No"] Would you work for cutting the property tax rate?
10. Should they get it by raising the sales tax?
11. Should they get it by raising the state income tax, with a sharing arrangement to the city?
12. Should they get it by raising the cost of business licenses?
13. Should they get it by increasing user charges?

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The Politics of City Revenue
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • The Oakland Project vii
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Revenue Sources 12
  • 2 - City Officials And Oakland Finance 49
  • 3 - The Revenue Process And Public Avoidance 86
  • 4 - The Sewer Service Charge 132
  • 5 - Budgeting Without Money 161
  • 6 - Citizen-Leader Perceptions Of Oakland Finance 186
  • 7 - Politics, Policy, And City Revenue 248
  • Appendix 287
  • Bibliography 289
  • Index 297
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