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League of Calif. Cities Continues Push For State/Local Fiscal Reform

By The Planning Report

March 2001

When thinking about the State/local fiscal relationship, Newton's Third Law of Motion comes to mind--every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Or in this case, if you alleviate the financial burden from one place, another will most definitely be adversely affected. Chris McKenzie, Executive Director of the League of California Cities offers TPR a snapshot of what's going on in Sacramento to fix the state/local fiscal imbalance, the consequences if our cities don't regain increased fiscal control and what the best course of action is if we hope to stop the bleeding of local government revenues.

[Full report is available online.]

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