Growing our Roster

The team at Management Partners is always looking for ways to better serve our local government clients. We are pleased to announce that in the first six months of 2013, our company has brought on new associates in our West Coast Offices: Melanie Corona joins...

What’s Up With California Bankruptcies?

It has been widely reported that several California cities have entered bankruptcy in the last two years, or are rumored to be in tight financial circumstances.  The reporting of this comes against the backdrop of continued press attention to the very real financial straits of...

Creating a Brighter Future in the Post-Redevelopment Era

Management Partners teamed up with several organizations to offer the workshop, “Creating a Brighter Future in the Post-Redevelopment Era.”  Over 35 city and county executives attended the interactive session.  Presenters included the California Redevelopment Association, Goldfarb & Lipman, Dutra Cerra Graden, City of San Leandro,...

Fremont on Solid Financial Footing

Last summer Management Partners delivered a strategic fiscal sustainability study and implementation action plan to the City of Fremont to help them avoid the type of financial crises many jurisdictions in California are experiencing. A year later, as this column in The Oakland Tribune newspaper, written by the current...

Innovative Park Scoring Tool

Parks and green space are an essential element to the quality of life for many people. A shift from the suburbs back to cities has placed greater emphasis on providing clean, safe and accessible park space. The Trust for Public Land has created a tool,...

Inspiring Women in Public Administration

Management Partners helped sponsor the “Inspiring Women in Public Administration” conference held in the Kansas City area on June 28. Jan Perkins and Karen Davis helped plan the conference and facilitate the day. U. S. Treasurer Rosie Rios was the morning keynote speaker. She inspired...

North Las Vegas and Las Vegas Agree To Share Jail Facility

The service sharing analysis and recommendations Management Partners prepared for North Las Vegas and Las Vegas is leading to real results.  This week the two cities approved an agreement for jail facility sharing/leasing, which is estimated to save North Las Vegas $11 million next year...

Santa Ana Budget Policy

Congratulations to the City of Santa Ana on the approval of a balanced budget and fiscal policy, as detailed in this article.  The City’s new fiscal policy calls for mandatory reserves and requires that Council pass balanced budgets.  Management Partners has worked closely with City...

Stockton Bankruptcy Contingency

The City of Stockton last week approved a contingency plan to file for bankruptcy at the end of June if mediation with creditors fails.  Management Partners has been assisting the City with AB506 process and provided expert analysis to help the Council understand their options....

Seal Beach Fleet Management

Management Partners’ Cathy Standiford presented fleet management recommendations to the City of Seal Beach, detailed here.  With an expected surplus for FY 2012-13, Management Partners recommends the City contribute funds to the existing Vehicle Replacement Fund, charge departments for vehicle expenditures, and hire dedicated staff...

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