You just finished a budget meeting with the City Manager, and the news is not good. You learned that there would not be enough funding to address the rising cost of repairing your city’s roads after a very nasty winter. On top of that, the widening of a major city road from two lanes to three is going to cost $82 million.
Right now, the only way to pay for the project is to make deep cuts to the police and fire department budgets. That would be a political nightmare.
Deep down you know that the only way to pay for it all is to ask voters to approve a sales tax increase.
You have no idea if voters will approve or reject sales tax increase, but you the first step is to field a voter opinion survey. You need someone you can trust, who has solved problems exactly like this one for local governments around the country.
You need Magellan Strategies.