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Municipal services -- Finance -- Oregon -- Tigard, Municipal services -- Economic aspects, City planning -- Oregon -- Tigard

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56 pages


This Study analyzes Tigard's expenditures for FY 82-83, FY 83-84, and FY 84-85 in a manner comparable with that produced as part of the Washington County Urban Service Study (Phase I).

Total City expenditures for urban services increased by $98.42 per capita (Cur rent Year $) during the study period. A large portion, $75. 84 per capita (Current Year $), of this increase is attributable to Capital and Debt Service expenditures associated with LID 1 s and the Civic Center project. The increase in operational expenditures accounted for only $22.58 per capita (Current Year $). This increase is the result of a large number of small individual budget line item increases. Some of these line item increases were mandated by other governments (i.e. FICA etc) .

Urban services expenditures were subject to relatively little inflation impact during the study period. Total inflation was 7 .1% between July 1981 and July 1984. Taking into account the effects of inflation, total expenditures grew from $267. 28 per capita (1984 $) in FY 81-82 to $357.28 per capita (1984 $) in FY 84-85.

These increases have occurred along with City efforts to increase the productivity of existing staff. Also, the City population and land area have increased due to annexations during the study period. This has resulted in the same amount of city staff serving a larger population. Accordingly, there have been internal city shifts in the mix of services delivered in order to meet increased service demands.

The City should provide itself with additional inf or ma ti on to identify the forces causing increases in city expenditures. These include the following: analyze the budget to determine the portion of expenditures that are mandated versus discretionary, look at the effect of increases in capital construction on city staff work loads, look at the relationship between population growth and service expenditures, look at the relationship between service improvements and required expenditure increases.


Prepared by: The Center for Urban Studies Portland State University.

Catalog Number PR010.

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