Thought Leadership for Transforming Community Development
Faster Plan Review Turnarounds are Within Your Reach
End backlog burdens with a four-step approach to faster plan reviews. Imagine if you could trade out building plan review backlogs, customer complaints, and vacant lots for faster plan review turnarounds, consistent service, and a thriving community.Read More
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.
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.