Resources

  • City of Detroit: FY 2013 Budget

    Published on June 12, 2012

    This FAQ explores issues related to the City of Detroit's Fiscal Year 2013 budget, including those issues that directly affect residents and taxpayers.

  • City of Detroit Financial Stability Agreement

    Published on May 19, 2012

    This FAQ outlines the Detroit Consent Agreement including what a consent agreement is, Public Act 4, the Financial Advisory Board, the revenue conference, and compares Detroit’s with New York City and Philadelphia.

  • Chapter 9: Municipal Bankruptcy

    Published on May 9, 2012

    Introduction to Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy, including eligibility, requirements, creditor negotiation tests, the plan of adjustment, Chapter 9 vs. Chapter 11 and the advantages and disadvantages of filing for Chapter 9.

  • The Lansing-East Lansing Metro Region Fiscal Scorecard

    Published on May 9, 2012

    This report analyzes the efficiency of the local governments in the Lansing-East Lansing metro region by comparing them to the governments in other similar metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) throughout the United States.

  • Planning & Zoning Center at MSU

    Published on March 27, 2012

    The Planning & Zoning Center at MSU (PZC) is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals devoted to research, education and consultation on best practices for community planning and development.