The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.
One of the major challenges local leaders face is providing services amidst dwindling budgets.
Today we spoke with Tom Ivacko from the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy [CLOSUP] about Michigan’s local services.
“79% of Michigan’s local government leaders told us that, even after the cuts they’ve been making, they’re still satisfied with the overall package of services they deliver,” said Ivacko.
Ivacko noted, however, that many leaders think their citizens remain satisfied.
“We asked local leaders how satisfied their citizens are and they think their citizens are pretty satisfied with the packages today.”