This is the fourth and final report to the Onondaga Lake Management Conference about the economic and fiscal implications for Onondaga County of court-mandated expenditures for sewer-related remediation of Onondaga Lake. Exactly how much remediation will cost and what, precisely, will be the technical specifications of the plan that is finally approved by the court are both still to be decided. Yet, there is little doubt that an undertaking of the dollar magnitude contemplated for lake remediation has the potential to affect the fiscal condition of the county and the future health of the local economy.

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The research in this paper is based upon work sponsored by the Onondaga Lake Management Conference.


Metropolitan Studies Program Series


The assistance and helpful comments of Suzanne McCoskey, George Treyz, Wilson Wong, and several representatives of the members of the Onondaga Lake Management Conference are gratefully acknowledged.


Economic Policy | Economics | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Public Policy


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Metropolitan studies program series occasional paper no.186


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