Developments and Dollars
An Introduction to Fiscal Impact Analysis in Land Use Planning
This guide provides citizens, planners, local officials and others concerned with sprawling development and growth issues with tools they need to examine the likely impacts of development proposals on local taxes and municipal budgets. It also offers advice on accounting practices sometimes used to make development appear more attractive to local governments than it really is. Written by an expert in public finance, Developments and Dollars is the latest addition to NRDC's Toolkit for Smart Growth.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Introduction: Why Care About Fiscal Impact Analysis?
Chapter 2: What Is Fiscal Impact Analysis?
Chapter 3: Common Analytical Methods and Their Shortcomings
Chapter 4: Common Problems In Fiscal Impact Analysis
Chapter 5: Checklist: Elements of a Good Fiscal Impact Analysis
Credits and Acknowledgments
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last revised 6/9/2000
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