“. . a high level of
uncertainty clouds the
fiscal impact estimates of
W.E. Upjohn Institute Analysis
Commission by City for $13,000+
Where is the problem?
Population is growing
Employment was growing
and is now stable compared to other areas
Home values are stable
especially compared to other areas
Quad Cities are Very Livable
And Very Affordable!
“The stars seem to be more aligned in favor of your region.”
Dave Swenson, an economist at Iowa State University
There is no crisis,
“We have to do Something”
This is NOT a reasoned argument.
Providing for college education
is not the City’s responsibility!
The Upjohn Study:
Page 29: "...many believe that [Promise] is outside of a city's
No other city provides this service using tax dollars!!!
Creates an entitlement program
at the municipal level.
Where is the connection
between the source and use
of the funds?
Property taxes – police and fire
Road Use and Gas Taxes – Streets
Fees for services
Sewer and Inspections Fees
Sales taxes – Education?????
Non residents pay a sizable portion of sales taxes
Low income residents pay a higher percentage of income in sales taxes
Doing some good.
does this potentially help??
City of Davenport???
Davenport Community School Funding.
There has been NO drop in funding per pupil
per pupil revenue has consistently increased, and will continue to increase!
property tax revenue received by the District has consistently grown!
increases in the tax rate and increases in assessed value.
Changes in overall school district revenue are
directly related to enrollment.
Appropriate, realistic market response to the quality of education provided.
Private schools are full and growing.
Home schooling is increasing.
Outward bound open enrollment is still attractive to parents.
We believe any returnees would be offset by new open enrollment.
Other solutions for Davenport Students.
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