05/19/2009 - Atlanta has finally found a way to make it’s financial condition look pretty good: compare it to other major American cities.
When you do, the city’s $56-million budget gap and proposed 3-mill tax increase don’t look so bad.
Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit all face a shortfall of more than $300 million.
New York? $6.6 billion. That’s right, billion.
Those numbers come from a new study released Monday by The Pew Charitable Trusts comparing 13 major American cities.
Read the full article Atlanta’s Finances Could Be Worse on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Web site.