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Functional consolidation in municipal government

James J. Feeney

Functional consolidation in municipal government

by James J. Feeney

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Published by Public Expenditure Research Foundation in Madison, Wis.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Municipal services -- United States.,
    • Municipal powers and services beyond corporate limits -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Cover title.

      Statement[by James J. Feeney.
      SeriesPublic Expenditure Research Foundation. Research report ;, no. 1, Research report (Public Expenditure Research Foundation (Madison, Wis.)) ;, 1.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD4605 .F44
      The Physical Object
      Pagination44 p.
      Number of Pages44
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4559512M
      LC Control Number77031432

      territorial consolidation reforms in europe A K is a M.A. student at the Faculty of Geography and R egional Studies, University of W arsaw, P oland, Students ’ Research Club “Spatium. the service. The first form of consolidation is called functional consolidation. In this form, some, but not all, of the governmental functions are unified and services are performed by the level of government that is best suited to provide them. In this way, there is just one entity providing services and duplication of services is eliminated.

        Local government revenues, however, didn't bottom out until That's why, according to Hoene, cities are looking at a $50 billion - $85 billion budget gap for As cities and counties struggle with epic deficits like that, the functional consolidation of services is increasingly going to become a necessity.   The referendum would call for the formation of a commission to study the issue of the consolidation or merger and provide a recommendation, and draft and recommend a new home rule charter. The charter specifies the details of the boundary change and how the new government will run. It is voted into effect via referendum. Functional consolidation.

        The story of the transformation of law enforcement in Salt Lake County to one “unified” police force illustrates some of the harmful consequences of consolidation. In a widely reprinted article entitled “The Sheriff Who Sold His County,” Clint Richardson recounts the “evolution”. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.


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Functional consolidation in municipal government by James J. Feeney Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Feeney,Public Expenditure Research Foundation edition, in EnglishPages:   Political and Functional Local Government Consolidation. Suzanne Leland and Kurt Thurmaier.

Political and Functional Local Government Consolidation: The Challenges for Core Public Administration Values and Regional Reform In Municipal year book. Washington, DC: International City and County Management by: 5.

On a step by step approach, the book introduces students and professionals to the meaning of consolidated accounts and it guides them into the consolidation process after a brief overview of IFRS, their environment and book has been written based on many years of teaching and research in the area coupled with professional experience and it has been updated 3/5(1).

City-County Consolidation and Its Alternatives: Reshaping the Local Government Landscape. DOI link for City-County Consolidation and Its Alternatives: Reshaping the Local Government Landscape. City-County Consolidation and Its Alternatives: Reshaping the Local Government Landscape book.

municipal government consolidation. Consolidation of municipal government has been studied broadly and is a major area of interest for the state in its attempts to control the costs of local government.

Overall, the literature indicates that there is no compelling evidence for consolidation, except as warranted on a case-by-case basis. The theory studies a median voter model of consolidation decision in jurisdictions where consolidation requires the consent of a decisive voter in all of the merging jurisdictions.

The data set used here includes special information on the level of preference for a merger, thus allowing a richer examination of local government behavior.

Consolidation is a common policy instrument of local government reform used by countries around the world with the objective of improving efficiency in the provision of public : Grichawat Lowatcharin.

Multi-municipal consolidation/merger is thus not a viable alternative for promoting regional cooperation in the Commonwealth’s major metropolitan areas.

Functional consolidation, like structural consolidation/merger, may not automatically result in cost savings. Although both functional consolidation and structural consolidation mayFile Size: KB. “Service Delivery Consolidation, Governance and the Enhancement of Local Government Capacity: Creating a Service Consolidation Model.” I have examined the final electronic copy of this dissertation for form and content and recommend that it be accepted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of.

governments. In order to exercise that voice e˙ectively, it is important to understand how our government and o˙icials function at every level. The New York State Department of State Division of Local Government Services assistslocalcitizensandlocalo˙icialsinprovidinge˙ectiveande˙icientservices.

The Basic Structure of a Consolidated City-County Legally, the most common proposed structure in North Carolina for a city-county consolidation has been to dissolve the city as a separate corporate entity and merge it into the county, with the consolidated government a continuation of the existing county government.

Municipal services and service delivery and the basic functional activities of municipal governments Introduction In their capacity as the third and lowest sphere of government and the one that functions closest to local communities, municipal governments have often been described as comprising the sphere of government that is tasked mainly.

City-county consolidation is the merger of two governments – a county and the largest city in that county. The southeastern United States has witnessed more city-county consolidations than other regions of the county, with merged governments in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Although a frequently discussed reform, campaigns to merge a major municipality and county to form a unified government fail to win voter approval eighty per cent of the time.

One cause for the low success rate may be that little systematic analysis of consolidated governments has been done. In City–County Consolidation, Suzanne Leland and Kurt Thurmaier compare nine city–county. Merge - one department absorbs the other, resulting in a single entity. In an administrative consolidation, the focus needs to be the leadership and support resources.

Can your department consolidate administrative functions such as secretarial, IT, human resource, payroll, bookkeeping, ambulance billing.

Is Government Consolidation Always Good. In tight times, governments push for more centralization. But it doesn’t always produce the positive results that are hoped for. Start studying AP GOV State and Local Government. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

Search. Browse. functional consolidation. municipal. MUNICIPAL CONSOLIDATION Municipal Consolidation Act N.J.S.A.

et seq. Sparsely Populated Municipal Consolidation Law N.J.S.A. et seq. Local Option Municipal Consolidation N.J.S.A. 40A et seq. New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Division of Local Government Services PO Box Trenton, NJ File Size: KB. The study also used two methods to estimate the savings from government consolidation and presents aggregate models to examine the potential savings from economies of scale and efficiency improvements.

The book also provides a helpful discussion of the economies of scale and efficiency for several functional areas, including police and fire. Consolidation of Local Governments April Summary Report.

Key Facts and Findings: Minnesota has over 2, local units of government that range in size from very large to extremely small. Consolidations among Minnesota local governments are rare.

When they do occur, they are typically initiated by local officials and residents. consolidation is a legal, political, and physical process that involves the combination of two governmental entities as completely as possible. For instance, city-county or city-city consolidation.

Functional consolidation, on the other hand, is the slower and more organic process of developing.By Mayraj Fahim, Local government adviser* 25 April Federal and state aid to US towns and cities is dwindling in an age when costs are rising for local government.

Increasingly communities are looking to the consolidation mechanism as a way of achieving efficiencies of scale in response to citizen demands for services.

Finally, some supporters of government consolidation maintain that it reduces racial and income segregation as well as urban sprawl. Again, the evidence for these contentions is mixed, though there’s stronger evidence that more consolidation leads to Author: Adam Millsap.