Clare Kelly Presents at NLC, Inflation and Fiscal Uncertainty: Weighing the Best City Responses

Nov 23, 2022

Honored to be selected by National League of Cities to serve as a panelist to discuss inflation and best city responses at the NLC Summit in Kansas City last week.
Fiscal responsibility and accountability are essential for strong cities. I will continue to work hard to ensure that our city’s budget is transparent, and reflects Evanstonians’ interests and needs.

Inflation is an urgent issue affecting all Americans, but low-income people and communities are getting hit the hardest. When you’re already living paycheck to paycheck, an increase in rent, groceries, gas and other necessities has a big impact. Local leaders across the country recognize this and are prioritizing ways to help these residents. At the same time, increased federal assistance to local governments and others during the COVID-19 emergency is being scrutinized for its impact on inflation. This session will explore these issues with a focus on how cities and towns can reduce the worst impacts of inflation and support a more equitable economic recovery. The session also will help local leaders think about the next steps in pandemic recovery after the programs in the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) come to an end.

See event on National League of Cities website.