April 2010
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The Public Manager

Revisiting User Fees in Challenging Fiscal Times

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The findings of the International City/County Management Associations 2009 State of the Profession Survey (covering 2,214 cities and counties) demonstrate widespread user fee interest. Among various fiscal strategies, 46 percent of local agencies surveyed reported an increase in user fees, while 23 percent added new fees. With such broad-based activity, the advantages and disadvantages of user fees warrant reexamination as public managers wrestle with wavering revenues.

Appropriate user fees


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