The Budget Report: The City of Camden's Fiscal Environment
This report is a user’s guide to the Camden City budget. It puts the “easy to understand” realities of Camden’s ongoing " scal crisis into a larger geographic and historical context. It provides a common set of numbers, clears away many distracting details and focuses instead on a few key questions:
- Where does the money go?
- Where does the money come from?
- What drives the persistent deficit?
- What would it take for Camden to reduce its dependence on special State aid?
- Is the City (government, employers, and citizens) getting a fair deal from payments in lieu of taxes?