Public Finance: Differences, Similarities, and No Quick Fixes

Report by Steve Novick, City Council of Portland
January 2007

(Inactive) Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies   (Portland)

This is an example of a public finance briefing book written for Portland in 2007. The report addresses how Oregon, Washington, six metropolitan counties, and a sampling of cities and school districts raise and spend money to better inform politics and public thought about the structure of public finance. Data for this report comes from city/county budgets and other public data sources.