Survey results: Financial uncertainty troubles local government leaders
To better understand the social and budgetary landscape of the post-COVID-19 world, American City & County has issued a series of surveys to take the pulse of its readership. Although the most recent results paint a picture of financial uncertainty, it also shows local government’s resolve to provide uninterrupted service.
The results indicate that failing an influx of stimulus money, 68 percent of respondents would experience a budget shortfall between 1 and 25 percent. The vast majority planned to cover the gap by tightening spending or tapping into reserve funds.
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