Homeland security outlook
The respondents to American City & County’s fourth annual homeland security survey say that lack of money remains their biggest problem. Nevertheless, far more jurisdictions report they received homeland security funds in 2005 than reported in 2004 — 69 percent versus 56 percent. In addition, local governments appear to have abandoned the idea of raising taxes to pay for their part of homeland security costs, instead finding the money in existing budgets or the general fund. Respondents work for cities and counties and represent a cross section of communities ranging in size from 5,000 to more than 1 million.
View the survey results in PDF format.