Public Financing Strategy Analytical Essay by ABCs

Public Financing Strategy
Investigates the best strategy to secure financing for the Seattle Commons urban renewal project.
# 112966 | 2,355 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper, which is written in memo format, describes the Seattle Commons project that needs $218 million to proceed. The paper discusses the funding formula, which includes private donations and public sources and are highlighted in the paper. The paper recommends the formula to secure money from each of these various methods of public funding, including a special levy that requires voters' approval.

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From the Paper:

"State, county and federal monies are available for green space and transportation projects. The total potential is significant - $45 million. Acquiring funding from different levels of government for certain aspects of the project will not only appeal to council but will also help to convince them that the project has merit, and strong support from other quarters.
"A last option is to create a local improvement district. This generates money from increases in local property taxes."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Johnson, Gerry. (2005). New Life Emerges in the Wake of Seattle Commons Failure. Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved June 20, 2008 from
  • Jacobson, Arthur Lee. (1995). The Seattle Commons, an Editorial Opinion. Olmsted Parks. Retrieved June 21, 2008 from
  • No author. (1995). The Commons: Time Line. Seattle Times. Retrieved June 21, 2008 from
  • History of Washington State votes from
  • Memorandum format from

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

Public Financing Strategy (2009, March 13) Retrieved October 22, 2020, from

MLA Format

"Public Financing Strategy" 13 March 2009. Web. 22 October. 2020. <>