Paying for Local Services: The Cost of Community Services for Nine Wisconsin Municipalities

The following report provides an analysis for nine Wisconsin communities of total revenue generated by each land use compared to total costs related to the land use, and quantifies the net fiscal impact of different types of land uses in the communities. An understanding of the fiscal costs and revenues generated by different types of land is important as policy makers grapple with issues of sprawl and Cost of Community Services increasing rates of farmland conversion. While this study is based on particular towns, it is believed the general trends may be applicable to a broad range of Wisconsin towns.

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Author: 
Mary Edwards
Douglas Jackson-Smith
Patrick Berends
Jill Bukovac
Holly Hansen
Don Last
Eric Sanden
Steve Ventura
Publisher: 
Madison, WI: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Page Numbers: 
35
Publication Date: 
May 1, 2000
Literature Category: 
Reports and Studies