City Fiscal Conditions 2013: Are Cities Headed Into Bankruptcy?

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City Fiscal Conditions 2013: Are Cities Headed Into Bankruptcy?

PR Newswire

Washington, DCJoin us for the release of the National League of Cities' report City Fiscal Conditions in 2013, a national survey of finance officers in U.S. cities.

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The nation's cities continue to confront the prolonged effects of the economic downturn as high levels of unemployment, uncertainty about federal and state actions, and long-term pension and health benefit obligations persist. This constrained fiscal outlook has many asking whether the municipal sector as a whole will go the way of Detroit and others facing bankruptcy and fiscal distress.

The report release will be followed by a dynamic panel of municipal experts and leaders who will discuss economic and fiscal drivers of the municipal sector and the prospects of whether municipal bankruptcy could be a reality for other cities moving forward.

In light of the current federal government shutdown, panelists will also discuss the economic implications of the shutdown for cities across the country.

What:  
City Fiscal Conditions in 2013, annual report of the National League of Cities

Who:    
Clarence Anthony,
Executive Director, NLC
Christiana McFarland, Interim Director, City Solutions and Applied Research, NLC
Michael Pagano,
Dean, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois Chicago
Dan Gilmartin, Executive Director & CEO, Michigan Municipal League
Jim Spiotto, Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP
The Honorable Ron Greene, Controller, City of Houston, Tex.

When: 
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Registration - 9:00 am
Program - 9:30 - 10:30 am

Where:
National Press Club
First Amendment Lounge
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

RSVP:   
Gregory Minchak
Minchak@nlc.org

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

Contacts
Gregory Minchak
202-626-3003, Minchak@nlc.org

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Oct. 7, 2013.

SOURCE National League of Cities

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