The Bond Buyer

Ravitch, Spiotto: Use Carrots, Sticks to Avoid More Detroits

November 12, 2014

On November 11, 2014, Jim Spiotto participated in a panel discussion at the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) entitled "Urban Fiscal Stability and Public Pensions: Sustainability Going Forward."

The Bond Buyer published an article quoting Jim's comments that establishing public pension funding authorities would aid municipalities in avoiding the Chapter 9 bankruptcy experienced in Detroit. Jim also suggested investments in "infrastructure and vitas assets" to help improve municipal distress.

Click here to read the Bond Buyer article.