This report provides the results of facilitated research and discussion about ways for governmental leaders to transform governmental service delivery within Wisconsin by 1) determining whether having fewer governments is truly more efficient and cost effective than having more local governments; 2) understanding how existing regional government organizations synthesize local and regional interest to get things done; 3) identifying services that are proven to be delivered more efficiently through local government cooperative action; and 4) recommending an approach to facilitate the definition of local versus regional interest.
Available online (pdf): http://www.localgovinstitute.org/sites/default/files/LGI%20Roadmap%20Final%20Report_0.pdf
It is included in the CJS Resource Library under the categories listed below. Select a link to find other resources in that category.
- Fiscal and Service Issues: This report suggests that positive fiscal impacts are more commonly seen in two general areas: cost avoidance and Reduced Annual Expenditure Increases.
- Governance: This report addresses governance issues in Wisconsin related to public health by looking at layers of government.
- Legal Issues: This report looks at the intergovernmental cooperation continuum level of difficulty and required investment.
- Rural / Small Jurisdictions: This report looks at the intergovernmental cooperation continuum level of difficulty and required investment.
This resource is also linked to the Roadmap. Select a link below to read more about each area.
- Governance / Phase Two: This report addresses governance issues in Wisconsin related to public health by looking at layers of government.
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. (2010). A Roadmap for Government Transformation. Madison, WI: Local Government Institute of Wisconsin.