A New Look at City Service Fees as Revenue Builders

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

In the face of tighter budgets and increased demand for services, many cities have moved in recent years to increase fees for service. The fastest growing source of municipal revenue, fees have great potential to help city budgets but also raise equity concerns. During this session, hear about the current trends in municipal revenues, including the most popular and innovative fee types, and understand why cities are increasing service fees. You’ll learn common criticisms of fees for service and how to ensure fees are both efficient and equitable. This interactive session will help you consider the impact of fees in your own city, no matter the size.

Relevant NLC University Seminar
Budgeting 101 | Wednesday, November 15


  • Trevor Langan Research Associate, Center for City Solutions - National League of Cities


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