The Quest for Cost-Efficient Local Government in New England: What Role for Regional Consolidation?

This report provides projections on the economies of scale and cost savings that could be achieved through consolidation of various public services.

Available online (pdf):http://www.bos.frb.org/economic/neppc/researchreports/2013/neppcrr1301.pdf

It is included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.

  • Consolidation: Examines potential cost savings through consolidation of local public health services in New England states
  • Fiscal and Service Issues: Addresses potential economies of scale and cost savings through consolidation of local public health departments in New England states
  • Governance: Discusses potential cost and service benefits of consolidation of services of local departments
  • Research and Evaluation: Researches/evaluates potential economies of scale and cost savings through consolidation of local public health departments in New England states. Appendices compare local spending allocations with national norms and estimate cost savings.
  • Rural / Small Jurisdictions: Focuses on regionalization of local public health departments in New England states

 
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  • Fiscal and Service Implications / Phase Two: Addresses potential economies of scale and cost savings through consolidation of local public health departments in New England states.
  • Governance / Phase Two: Discusses potential cost and service benefits of consolidation of services of local departments.
  • Implementation and Management / Phase Three: Researches/evaluates potential economies of scale and cost savings through consolidation of local public health departments in New England states. Appendices compare local spending allocations with national norms and estimate cost savings.

 

Kodrzycki, Y. K. (2013). The Quest for Cost-Efficient Local Government in New England: What Role for Regional Consolidation? Boston, MA: New England Public Policy Center.