core city


Definition of core city

: central city Commuter trains also serve a more affluent clientele in the suburbs, generally bringing white-collar workers to core cities.— Don Phillips

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Although developers have stepped up promotions with larger discounts and other benefits, sales in some core cities including Beijing and Shenzhen cooled drastically during the week, Bocom analyst Philip Tse and colleagues said in a note. Joanne Chiu, WSJ, "Tumbling Car and House Sales Pose Fresh Challenge to Chinese Markets," 16 Oct. 2018 Of that, 2 percent goes to the general fund budget, which pays for most core city services. Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "See what the new $240 million Sacramento Convention Center would look like," 19 June 2018 The cumulative cost of those raises over three years, across all city operations, is $112 million; about 37 percent of those costs are carried by the general fund, which is fed by property and sales taxes and funds most core city services. Mike Morris, Houston Chronicle, "Houston city council to take up contract, raises ratified by municipal workers," 27 June 2018 Two percent goes to the general fund budget that supports core city services. Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "Costs soar to upgrade Sacramento's convention district. Here's why city says it's worth it," 8 June 2018 The revival of America’s core cities is one of the most celebrated narratives of our time — yet, perhaps paradoxically, urban progress has also created a growing problem of increasing inequality and middle-class flight. Joel Kotkin, National Review, "Playgrounds for Elites," 12 Dec. 2017 City officials are discussing a ballot measure to extend – or make permanent – a sales tax increase first approved in 2012 that funds core city services, including police officers, firefighters and parks maintenance. Ryan Lillis, sacbee, "Could higher taxes be Sacramento’s answer to the housing crisis?," 31 Aug. 2017

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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