Cities Under Stress: Navigating Tough Economic Times

November 8, 2010

Monday, November 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Allison Dining Room, 5th floor, Taubman Building,15 Eliot Street

James Fiorentini, Mayor, City of Haverhill, MA
Lisa Wong, Mayor, City of Fitchburg, MA
Joseph Curtatone, Mayor, City of Somerville, MA

The economic downturn has hammered local governments throughout the Commonwealth and the nation. As tax revenues have dropped, the need for many social services has increased and the flow of Federal stimulus support may soon dry up. How can localities best react to this fiscal firestorm? What is the right balance between raising revenues and cutting services? Hear from three local mid-size city mayors as they discuss successes and disappointments.

Cosponsored by the Taubman Center for State and Local Government