The Politics of City Revenue

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Index
Acceptance stage, 108-113; sequential proposal of taxes, 109; administrative arrangements, 109-110; negotiation, 110-111; use of rhetoric, 111-113; in sewer service charge ease, 135, 151- 152; and tax comprehension, 193
Administration stage, 91; anticipatory tactics, 113-124; negotiatory tactics, 124-126; consensual tactics, 126-128; in sewer service charge case, 152- 159
Administrative belief system, 50, 60
Administrative convenience, 127, 156
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 258
Aircraft, private: in lieu taxes on, 39-40
Alameda County, 16, 35, 38-39. See also Fiscal relations, city-county
Alameda County Industries Incorporated: and sewer service rates, 146, 149, 152, 157
Alameda County Street Aid Fund, 43, 44
Alameda County Taxpayers Association: and sewer service rates, 146, 152, 158
Animal control and regulation, 34
Apartment House Owners Association of Alameda County: and sewer service rates, 149, 152
Assessment, property. See Tax base
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), 65
Auditorium and manager, 72, 73, 74 (table), 77-78
Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BARTD), 65, 66, 70
Benefits, and community coalitions, 266-268. See also Equity: benefit principle
Board of Education, 38, 66
Bradley-Burns Act, 24
Breuner, L. J., 142
Budget(s), 18, 179; uses of, 162, 163, 170; balancing, 176-184; base, 176 and n. See also Budgetary guidance; Budgetary process; Budget cutting
Budget and Finance Department, 36-37, 177. See also Budget Office
Budgetary guidance, 164-176; themes of city manager's letter, 165-167; and revenue-expenditure gap, 166-167; ambiguity in, 167-168, 173; department responses to "hold the line," 168-176, tables, 168, 174
Budgetary process: overview, 9-10; and city manager's use of, 53; city manager's guidance in, 164-168; city manager's review of, 179-184; influence of revenue on, 161-185; disjunctions in, 163-164, 176; and manager-council relationship, 183-184; and administrative efficiency, 184
Budget cutting: as revenue behavior, 176-179; outline of rules for, 178; and personnel requests, 179
Budget Office, 177, 178, 182; role of analysts, 177-179
Budget Subcommittee of City Council, 183-184

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The Politics of City Revenue
Table of contents

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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