Recession cuts may be permanent, city and county managers say.
Local government operations have changed permanently as a result of the recent financial crisis, according to a report from the Washington-based International City/County Management Association (ICMA). What that means, some city and county officials say, is that the “new normal” for governments will include more frugal budget choices and more partnerships between governments and the private sector.
Better Get Used to It
Source: American City and County, November 1, 2009