Issues in Indiana: 1999 IACIR Survey
This report documents results from the third in series of periodic surveys of elected officials designed to help the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (IACIR) and the Indiana General Assembly understand the issues that are important to local government. The 1999 survey was sent to legislators and elected officials from counties, townships, cities, towns, and school boards.
The survey is modeled on a series of periodic surveys conducted by the National League of Cities (NLC). The 1999 survey included 27 questions and addressed a number of issues included in IACIR surveys conducted in 1996 and 1997, as well as the NLC survey, including local conditions and services, workforce development and employment, the relationship between school corporations and other governments, local government finance, and responsibility for the provision of services. It also addressed hot topics facing local communities in 1999, including state government customer service, Y2K, annexation, planning and zoning, the 2000 Census, and information technology.
Tami Barreto is a Policy Analyst at the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment.
Jamie Palmer is a Planner/Research Associate at the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment and Research Associate for the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
August 2000, 56 pages, including graphics, report, $10.