Thought Leadership for Transforming Community Development
Faster Plan Review Turnarounds are Within Your Reach
Four Components of a Stable Building Department BudgetToday’s municipal professionals find it hard to escape the slew of challenges that come with creating and managing effective budgets, but there are proven ways for municipalities to overcome these challenges and bolster budgets, allowing them to effectively meet community needs, control spending, and secure revenues.
Ousting the Outsourcing MisconceptionThere is an ever-increasing need for government entities to provide cost-effective services to their residents while maintaining the highest levels of service. With the budgetary issues many local governments still face after the Great Recession, many communities are turning to full governmental outsourcing solutions.
Improving Municipal Customer ServiceCustom Service is so essential in all businesses, especially governments. For any new City Manager or Department Directors, the simplest way to make a positive impact for the community is to provide customer-service training for all employees, especially those positions that interact with citizens on a daily basis.
Building Codes: Driving Growth through Innovation, Resilience and SafetyResilient and energy efficient building were once thought to be the elite ways to construct a new structure. Today, it is the standard way to build for communities that want to grow, prosper and be safe.
Code Enforcement Is Vital to Community DevelopmentOlder neighborhoods especially need to rely on code enforcement to make sure that buildings are maintained sufficiently to keep up property values and also to keep pace with new technologies and safety research.