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June 27, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 4

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4A-june 27, 1976 Sunday Ga*ette-Mail -Charl«on, Weil Virginia Financial Crises Spread to Suburbia terity program X but added that the city Such communities as Louisville, Phoe- will have to raise taxes to meet its 1?76 nix, Palo Alto, Calif., and Bridgeport, budget obligations. Conn., reported financial woes. MILWAUKEE (AP) -Thefinancial crises that plague the nation's large, Northern cities have spread to suburban communities and the Sunbelt, according to a study by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Conference President Moon Landrieu of New Orleans said Saturday that the solution to the cities' financial headaches lies in a redistribution of the responsibility for funding key items now paid out of city revenues. He said the states should pick up the cost of local education, so quality will be more consistent, and he proposed that the federal government assume the full cost of welfare and medicaid payments. New York City is the only city now paying part of the cost of its welfare bill - 25 per cent of the total. * * * LANDRIEU'S REMARKS kicked off the 44th annual meeting of the conference. "The nation's cities are in a state of crisis, some in a different phase than others, some coming out of it, some going into it," he said. "These financial problems are now starting to affect the suburban areas," Landrieu said. "It's unfortunate but predictable. They're beginning to develop some of the same problems." He released a report by the conference which said austerity city budgets are being submitted coast to coast by mayors struggling "to deal with the problems of spiraling inflation and recession." The report indicates that such communities as Phoenix, Ariz., and Beverly Hills, Calif., are undergoing fiscal trauma. The mayors will focus this week on finances and party politics, with Jimmy Carter, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., of California, and two Republican Cabinet members speaking to the city officials this week. While about 400 big-city mayors convened, Mayor Abraham D. Beame didn't. He remained in New York polishing the financial plan the city will implement on thursday when the city's new fiscal year begins. + * * BEAME FACES an imminent crisis with labor contracts covering 120,000 workers about to expire. The conference report indicates more cities than ever also may be facing personnel and spending cutbacks. "For the first time, cities of every size and representing every geographic area, including the Sun Belt are being forced to review budgets and financial positions to determine if they have sufficient revenues to avoid financial crises," said the report. Mayor Donna Ellman asks: "Can small cities like Beverly Hills continue to survive as separate, high-level service" communities? Noting a $2 million city "revenue-spending gap" over the past two years in her city of generally well-to-do residents, she says simply: "We must either pay our way, or accept a lower standard of living." The conference surveyed budget statements or state-of-the-city addresses in 136 communities with populations of more than 30,000, and said only 21 mayors did not discuss fiscal problems or said their city had none. * * * MAYORS IN CITIES where finances are not now a problem also called attention to city money problems. Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson said, "The cost of city's services is rapidly outsripping Atlanta's ability to meet the demands from its present tax structure." 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