In order to fund services, cities must generate revenues. Cities primarily obtain revenue through taxes, license and permit fees, service charges (utility charges are usually separated), intergovernmental transfers and other sources such as investment earnings. Cities collect around $4 billion in revenues each year.
Revenue restrictions are a top priority for cities and the KLC Legislative Team monitors all legislative activity pertaining to this issue.
- KLC Research Report: Today's Kentucky City - A Comprehensive Analysis of City Operations (link)
- 2013 Legislative Update (PDF)
- KLC Bill Tracker (link)
- KLC Research Report: The Basics of Kentucky Cities (PDF)
- COTC Training Opportunities (link)
- Kentucky Cities Financial Manual (PDF)
- Chapter 19 of the City Officials Legal Handbook (link)