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Municipal Finance
Municipal Finance

The core of the Strong Towns Movement is to ensure municipalities do the math on all of their investments. Because, too often, we see municipalities fall into the illusion of wealth. Municipalities get the immediate revenue from the investment, sure—but it doesn't cover the long-term maintenance. 

At Strong Towns, we believe cities should shift their focus from the mega-project that require overwhelming use of public infrastructure to small, incremental investments that can positively transform everything about how we live our lives.

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EDIT:

I've started a spreadsheet here. Feel free to contribute.

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Hi, I'm Matt and I have an idea that I was told had a common theme with ideas proposed by other members of this group.

I'm a software engineer, and am self-employed. ... (More)

Crazy article from here in NC. Our state treasurer is calling for the resignation of the head of our DOT over massive spending to keep up expensive infrastructure.

Charles MarohnStaff
President of Strong Towns

Hi James. I'm really excited to be heading there next month. I was part of a team that worked periodically for a year to put those maps together. We pulled data from every city department -- their expenses and their revenue streams -- and then asse... (More)