Assess authority to implement measures
Teams addressing policy issues emerging throughout the Respond, Stabilize, and Transform stages should assess the city's authority to implement policy changes and prioritize accordingly. At the same time, teams can work with county, state, and federal partners to move the needle on more ambitious policy proposals.
Some questions to guide your thinking
- What is the city's authority to change tax and other revenue policy?
- What is the city's authority to change expenditures?
Understanding the city's fiscal policy space
Brookings Institute 30 minutes
What are the constraints on local governments to enact fiscal policy, and what is their capacity? This paper argues that different cities have different levels of capacities and constraints, and introduces a framework for understanding your fiscal policy space.