This article surveys the criteria presently used by courts, commentators, and city officials in determining whether an expenditure of public funds is legally permissible. Each factor is then reevaluated to ascertain its place in a new attempt to determine more consistently the nature of proposed expenditures.
Richard A. Van Wert,
Determining Permissible Municipal Expenditures: The Public Purpose Doctrine Revived,
U. Mich. J. L. Reform
Available at: https://repository.law.umich.edu/mjlr/vol7/iss1/9