Thought Leadership for Transforming Community Development
4 Lessons COVID-19 Reminds us About Building Department Cost-Effectiveness
April 16, 2020 | Joe DeRosa
Safety and the Unseen Repercussions of the Backlogs in U.S. Cities Due to Closures From the Pandemic
September 30, 2020 | Joe DeRosaRecently we covered the many possible solutions for building department backlogs in municipalities across the country. While the immediate focus has been on the most efficient service delivery options as a means to help reduce budgetary impacts and keep projects moving, the risks to community health and safety also rise when those backlogs linger. Even … Continued
Three Things Municipalities Can Implement in 30 days To Possibly Avoid Budget Cuts
September 28, 2020 | Joe DeRosaMunicipalities continue to struggle during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, 74% of municipalities in the United States have already started making unavoidable cuts and adjustments in response to the projected $360 billion revenue loss for cities over the next three years, according to cititsspeak.org. Within that same article, which is based on a survey of nearly … Continued
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
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.