Teaching Case - Mayor Evan Sweeney's Budget Cutbacks

Mayor Evan Sweeney's Budget Cutbacks


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  • Product Description

    This case is one of a series of hypothetical cases about fictional "Mayor Evan Sweeney," written for executive training programs for new mayors, that frame the quintessential problems faced by municipal chief executives.This case looks at tradeoffs and strategic options available to the mayor when budget cuts are required. Others in the series address labor relations and negotiations with a public employees union, the degree to which political influence should be extended to influence the tactics and mission of a city agency staffed by people who view themselves as professionals, and efforts to reform a beleaguered Police Department.

    Learning Objective:
    This case was written to be used in executive training programs for new mayors. It explores the mandates and limits of political power through a tightly focused decision-forcing narrative.

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    Publication Date: January 01, 1991
    HKS Case Number: 1068.0
    Case Author: Arnold Howitt and H. James Brown
    Faculty Lead: Arnold Howitt and H. James Brown
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 4
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 1-15
    _geography: US & Canada
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