Posts Tagged ‘municipal finance’

  • Baseball spring training cost and benefit

    A Spring Training Dilemma

    Mar 25, 14 • 316 Views • No Comments

    The battle was between Mesa, Arizona and Naples, Florida. It was the Cactus League vs. the Grapefruit League. Arizona’s homes for the Cactus League:   Florida’s homes for the Grapefruit League: Our story begins in 1952 when the Chicago Cubs...  [read more]

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    What We Sacrifice for Pothole Patches

    Mar 16, 14 • 398 Views • No Comments

    With 150,000 more potholes than last year and $12 for each temporary patch, Chicago has spent close to $3 million on pothole repair and the end is not in sight. NYC was at a record breaking 113,131 on February 20. Sort of like the perfect storm, lots of...  [read more]

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    The Cost of Conservation

    Feb 12, 14 • 406 Views • No Comments

    By Madeleine Vance, guest blogger and student at Kent Place School. Saving water is supposed to allow us to cut down costs. For the drought-stricken city of Wichita Falls in Texas, this is not the case.  In 2013, Wichita Falls’s total rainfall was 33...  [read more]

  • Municipal Finance: Technological Innovation

    Mar 27, 13 • 212 Views • No Comments

    Do cities need more “big data?” NYC’s sewer story provides an answer. NYC had a clogged sewer problem. To solve it, officials had to find the restaurants that were pouring grease down their drains. Because the city’s Office of Policy...  [read more]

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    Naming the Weather

    Feb 9, 12 • 250 Views • No Comments

    BMW had to apologize for bad weather.  It all began when their advertising agency decided to buy naming rights to a high-pressure area. Like hurricanes are named alphabetically in the U.S., high- and low-pressure weather areas that approach Central Europe...  [read more]