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Which Local Governments Cooperate On Public Safety?: Lessons From Michigan, Jered B. Carr, Kelly Leroux Oct 2005

Which Local Governments Cooperate On Public Safety?: Lessons From Michigan, Jered B. Carr, Kelly Leroux

Working Group on Interlocal Services Cooperation

Despite the increased interest in voluntary services cooperation, little is known about the factors that encourage local governments to enter into collaborative services arrangements with each other. This paper addresses this question through an analysis of interlocal contracting arrangements for police and fire services reported by 464 local governments in Michigan. While the contracting of public services is increasing common in local governments across the country, collaborations on police and fire services have proved far more difficult to achieve. Public safety contracting presents a dilemma for public managers. On one hand, local governments devote a substantial part of their budgets ...


Patterns Of Interlocal Services Collaboration: A Preliminary Analysis, Jered B. Carr Sep 2005

Patterns Of Interlocal Services Collaboration: A Preliminary Analysis, Jered B. Carr

Working Group on Interlocal Services Cooperation

Presentation of preliminary findings of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan's survey of public services arrangements in Michigan.


Catalog Of Local Government Services In Michigan, Eric Lupher Sep 2005

Catalog Of Local Government Services In Michigan, Eric Lupher

Working Group on Interlocal Services Cooperation

The Citizens Research Council announces the release of the Catalog of Local Government Services. The Catalog is the result of a survey sent to the governments of 670 counties, cities, villages, and counties in 24 Michigan counties. The surveys asked which services are provided to residents of each community, and if the services are provided, whether they are provided by the units themselves, through cooperative arrangements, by another unit, or by contract. Responses were received from about 70 percent of the units contacted. The data show that Michigan cities, villages, and townships cannot be characterized in simple terms. The menu ...


Community Forests: A Perspective, Robert Mccullough Jun 2005

Community Forests: A Perspective, Robert Mccullough

Community-Owned Forests: Possibilities, Experiences, and Lessons Learned (June 16-19)

22 pages.

"Robert McCullough teaches in the University of Vermont Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. He wrote The Landscape of Community: Communal Forests in New England."


Slides: Coolbough Natural Areas: Community Forest, Brooks Township, Michigan, Dale Block Jun 2005

Slides: Coolbough Natural Areas: Community Forest, Brooks Township, Michigan, Dale Block

Community-Owned Forests: Possibilities, Experiences, and Lessons Learned (June 16-19)

Presenter: Dale Block, Brooks Township Forest, MI

35 slides


Slides: The Trust For Public Land: Conserving Land For People, Ernest Cook Jun 2005

Slides: The Trust For Public Land: Conserving Land For People, Ernest Cook

Community-Owned Forests: Possibilities, Experiences, and Lessons Learned (June 16-19)

Presenter: Ernest Cook, Senior Vice President, Conservation Finance Program, The Trust for Public Land, Boston, MA

19 slides