Orlando Council OKs Team for Community Venues Plan
- N. Y. C. Council Proposes 2005 Budget. McDonald, Michael // Bond Buyer;3/30/2004, Vol. 347 Issue 31852, p2
Focuses on the New York City Council's proposed budget for fiscal year 2005.
- Trio of Troubled Michigan Cities Face Uncertain Futures. Carvlin, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;10/26/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 31997, p28
The article reports that Hamtramck, Michigan's City Council and mayor will resume control of the city on November 1 when Louis Schimmel ends his tenure as the state-appointed financial manager to return to work as a public finance consultant. Schimmel leaves the city with a balanced budget, no...
- Exit strategy. Thatcher, Mike // Public Finance;10/8/2004, p4
Comments on the support of the councils in Great Britain for the Local Area Agreements (LAA). Lack of alternative sources of funding in the local government; Benefits offered by the LAA for the councils; Factors influencing the success of the new agreements.
- Local authorities given a chance of freedom. Day, Karen // Public Finance;10/8/2004, p6
Reports that the British government has launched 21 pilot Local Area Agreements (LAA), a scheme aimed at giving councils more funding control. Pilots for LAA; Terms of the scheme; Negotiation between the Local Government Association and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister over the amount of...
- Scots settlement won't avert tax rises. Scott, David // Public Finance;12/17/2004-1/6/2005, p11
Reports that council leaders in Scotland have warned that the Executive's funding settlement for local government will not be enough to prevent substantial council tax rises over the next three years. Increase forecasted for 2005/06; Councils required to produce indicative council tax figures...
- Tax cap threat to errant councils. Meilton, David // Public Finance;4/2/2004, p15
Reports on whether any councils will be capped, after unveiling the lowest average council tax rise for several years in Great Britain. Average rise in Band D properties; Formation of a team to ensure that any intervention is legal.
- Town halls 'surpassing' Â£1.2bn target. Conrad, Mark // Public Finance;7/22/2005, p7
Reports on the possibility that England's councils could exceed their efficiency target for 2005/06. Results of a comprehensive study of local authorities by IPE, the commercial arm of Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy; Efficiencies achieved by the councils in 2004/05.
- Dear prudenceâ€¦. McHugh, Joseph // Public Finance;9/10/2004, p22
Focuses on the use of the prudential borrowing system by Glasgow City Council to fund the transformation of primary schools in Scotland. Finance for capital projects; Number of new primary schools for construction; Background information about the prudential borrowing system.
- Report calls for more powers for NI councils. Gosling, Paul // Public Finance;1/7/2005, p9
Reports on the call for more general power of competence for Northern Ireland's district councils. Percentage of public expenditure controlled by Northern Ireland's district council.