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...

Inspiring Women in Public Administration

The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration presents “Inspiring Women in Public Administration” on Thursday, June 28 from 8 am to 4:30  pm, to be held in Olathe, Kansas (a Kansas City suburb). The one-day conference is dedicated to discussing the role...

Sacramento Fire Efficiencies

The City of Sacramento is facing tough decisions as they work to balance yet another budget deficit.  To avoid a fifth year of service cuts, leaders are looking for less expensive ways to provide the same level of service. This editorial [This page no longer...

New IHN Website

Congratulations to the International Hispanic Network on the launch of a new website.  The website launch further energizes IHN’s work in preparation for the upcoming annual conference May 23-25th in San Antonio.  We are pleased to support IHN’s work advancing the goals of professional, effective...

Glendora Water Operations

This article highlights Management Partners’ water operations review report presented to the Glendora City Council.   Through staff interviews, a document review, and benchmarking analysis, Management Partners identified 8 recommendations to improve the efficiency of service delivery.  The Council took particular interest in Glendora’s higher level...

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