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Community agencies often request public funds from city or county governments. This article reviews the varied requirements and procedures used across North Carolina.
Aimed at smaller local units that are frequent bond issuers, the article describes how to improve a bond rating and offers Asheville's success in the 1980s as a test case.
North Carolina has made progress in recycling waste; however, waste reduction varies among the state's one hundred counties, ranging from a high of 491.1 pounds per person in Montgomery County to a low of 4.17 in Robeson County. Coe and Hickman discuss reasons for this and practices municipalities and counties can use for waste reduction.
In response to unfunded mandates, cuts or caps in federal or state aid, growing social problems, and a frustrated electorate, local governments have taken significant measures to improve their budget-preparation systems.