Issues & Trends

Cities, Services & Funding: Broader Thinking, Better Solutions

The League has launched an effort that has the potential to help shape the future of Minnesota cities—the services you provide, how those services are delivered, and how they are paid for.
Read more about this effort and how you can get involved

Budget-balancing resources

As cities continue to struggle financially, they are looking for ways to effectively cut costs, generate new revenue, and balance their budgets. Here are resources to help:

Read tips on dealing with the financial crisis

Other issues and trends

A wide variety of other issues and trends also have implications for the future of cities. In this section, you'll find research, analysis, reports, and other resources to help your city understand the big picture and take action.