L'autonomia finanziaria delle citta: a che punto siamo

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The financial autonomy of cities: where we stand

Floriana Margherita Cerniglia*, Vittorio Ferri

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[Autom. eng. transl.] In this chapter we will analyze the issue of local taxation. The theme is relevant because the mayors - also through choices about how much and what to spend and how much and who to tax - decide the urban policies of their cities. The budget of a municipality is therefore its photography, its identity card that impacts on the well-being and quality of life of citizens. With budget choices, each administration decides on its priority list of services and policies that best fit both the economic reality of that territory and the preferences of the citizens who live in those territories and in many cases work there. It is therefore obvious that the possibility of being able to choose how many and which services to provide by drawing on taxation and transfers is very important. From the provision of these services (in terms of both quantity and quality) all those positive externalities emanate that serve to build and enrich the agenda of urban policies. Through these choices, if well done, economic effects can be realized both in the short term (above all efficiency) and in the long term, which are mostly dynamic, that is, growth and development for the territories.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The financial autonomy of cities: where we stand
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationTerzo rapporto sulle città, Mind the gap. Il distacco tra politiche e città
EditorsA Balducci, V. O. Fedeli
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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