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

This presentation provides an overview of a larger report focused 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/presentations/2013/kodrzycki021413.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: The presentation notes the focus of the report is on consolidation of service provision across jurisdictions within states. It lists alternate methods of achieving consolidation.
  • Fiscal and Service Issues: The presentation addresses potential economies of scale and cost savings through consolidation of local public health departments in New England states.
  • Governance: The presentation provides general discussion of benefits of consolidated governance versus local.
  • Research and Evaluation: The presentation provides methodology for estimating cost savings from consolidating local health departments and an estimate of cost savings in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
  • Rural / Small Jurisdictions: The presentation focuses on regionalization of local public health departments in New England states.

 
This resource is also linked to the Roadmap. Select a link below to read more about each area.

  • Fiscal and Service Implications / Phase Two: The presentation provides methodology for estimating cost savings from consolidating local health departments and an estimate of cost savings in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
  • Governance / Phase Two: The presentation provides general discussion of benefits of consolidated governance versus local.
  • Implementation and Management / Phase Three: The presentation provides methodology for estimating cost savings from consolidating local health departments and an estimate of cost savings in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

 

Kodrzycki, Y. K. (2013). The Quest for Cost-Efficient Local Government in New England: What Role for Regional Consolidation [presentation slides]. Boston, MA: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.