Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Spring 2014 Data Tables

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Q28e. Some local governments adopt formal policies regarding financial planning and management, while others take a more informal approach. Below is a list of recommendations from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Thinking across your jurisdiction's various types of funds, generally speaking, please identify which of the following descriptions most closely represents your government's current policies or practices, if any, for one-time revenues (policy(s) limiting the use of one-time revenues (e.g., from sale of government assets, grant monies, etc.) for ongoing expenditures).

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking across your jurisdiction's various types of funds, generally speaking, please identify which of the following descriptions most closely represents your government's current policies or practices regarding one-time revenues. Have a written policy, strictly followed 17% 8% 16% 12% 10%
Have a written policy, loosely followed 7% 3% 6% 6% 4%
Have no written policy, but follow specific practices 54% 28% 43% 33% 32%
Have no specific policies or practices 19% 30% 30% 28% 29%
Not Applicable 0% 20% 1% 11% 15%
Don't Know 3% 10% 5% 10% 9%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Thinking across your jurisdiction's various types of funds, generally speaking, please identify which of the following descriptions most closely represents your government's current policies or practices regarding one-time revenues. Have a written policy, strictly followed 9% 8% 16% 12% 21% 10%
Have a written policy, loosely followed 4% 4% 5% 4% 6% 4%
Have no written policy, but follow specific practices 26% 33% 35% 44% 46% 32%
Have no specific policies or practices 27% 31% 30% 36% 22% 29%
Not Applicable 22% 16% 4% 1% 1% 15%
Don't Know 12% 8% 10% 3% 4% 9%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Thinking across your jurisdiction's various types of funds, generally speaking, please identify which of the following descriptions most closely represents your government's current policies or practices regarding one-time revenues. Have a written policy, strictly followed 15% 6% 12% 9% 8% 14% 10%
Have a written policy, loosely followed 5% 4% 4% 4% 5% 4% 4%
Have no written policy, but follow specific practices 35% 32% 29% 30% 29% 39% 32%
Have no specific policies or practices 26% 28% 31% 26% 34% 30% 29%
Not Applicable 11% 22% 15% 20% 15% 6% 15%
Don't Know 8% 8% 9% 11% 10% 7% 9%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.