Thought Leadership for Transforming Community Development
4 Lessons COVID-19 Reminds us About Building Department Cost-Effectiveness
April 16, 2020 | Joe DeRosa
Helpful Resources for Mayors and Elected Officials During COVID-19
September 15, 2020 | Marie BuchholzRecently in an open letter to the mayors of America, we discussed the importance of Building Department productivity, and the benefits of robust virtual service delivery. However, there are many helpful resources to aid municipalities and their leaders during this unprecedented time in our lives, and to help safely navigate the path forward. In an … Continued
Construction & Development Leaders: Are you prepared for a COVID-19 surge?
September 11, 2020 | Joe DeRosaThis pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon. Recently, the U.S. began to see a rise in new confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus after a period of decline. National leaders and experts may disagree if this rise is indicative of a second wave, or a continuation of the first, but they agree that we will … Continued
An Open Letter to Mayors of America
September 3, 2020 | Joe DeRosaIt’s easy to think that implementing virtual services will be a complex and lengthy process and will ultimately cost your municipality more money. However, municipalities across the country are, and have been, utilizing virtual systems to their benefit. Centennial, Colorado for years has enjoyed streamlined processes and reduced costs through SAFEbuilt’s virtual service delivery system … Continued
Building Permits in the Age of COVID-19: Issuing Doesn’t Have to be an Issue
August 14, 2020 | Marie BuchholzThe COVID-19 pandemic has certainly led to the exploration and implementation of alternative service delivery methods for municipal building departments across the country. While the utilization rates of many electronically based platforms for services like Electronic Plan Review (EPR) and Remote Virtual Remote Inspections (RVI) are rising, online platform adaption for permitting seems to be … Continued
How 3 Innovative Cities Make Budgets EasyImplementing principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration around a government’s budget offers great return on investment.
Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts Revitalize Communities in CaliforniaAs a new tool, EIFDs are partly a learning experience as more local governments begin to establish them.