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Resolutions/Ordinances of Substantial Need

Resolutions/Ordinances of Substantial Need

Now that the IPD has fallen below 1%, local governments with a population of 10,000 or more will need to adopt a resolution or ordinance of substantial need in order to increase property tax levies above the rate of inflation. Find sample ordinances here.

In Focus

Understanding the Scope of the Housing Shortage in the United States Newly released data and analysis from several sources illustrate a major obstacle to a fully healthy housing market in the United States: the nation is not building nearly enough new residential units. More from Urban Land. October 25, 2016

Upcoming Training

Tools and Resources

State Shared Revenue Estimator

In our effort to assist local governments develop their budget forecasts, MRSC has created a new tool that provides an easy way for jurisdictions to see the expected amount of state shared revenues they will receive in the upcoming budget year.

OPMA eLearning Now Available Online

This course is customized for city and town mayors and councilmembers to help meet an important training requirement in accordance with the Open Government Training Act.