Public Service Exemplified

Jim Spore is marking 20 years as City Manager of Virginia Beach.  Serving as a city manager is a challenging, multi-faceted role that requires competence in many different dimensions.  Jim’s example of superb professional leadership is well-chronicled in this article in The Virginian-Pilot.  Thought you’d...

Reflections on Our Public Pension Problems

As I read this New York Times article about public pension issues in our country, it made me think about the genesis of the problem and what the future holds.  The article includes some interesting data about pension gaps by state.  It’s true that a...

Community Redevelopment that Works

I wanted to highlight an article written by my friend and colleague John Shirey, executive director of the California Redevelopment Association. The article highlights recent redevelopment successes and local benefits that are a result of their efforts....

Focus On Pension Reform

Lately, many of our clients have asked for our help identifying new revenue sources and cost-saving measures.  It’s no secret that pensions are a major expenditure for the public sector.  As a result, more governments are turning to a second-tier pension system as a cost-saving...

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