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Taking action: Pursuing government efficiency strategies

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MPC is examining different tools for improving government efficiency.

Across the country, governments are investing in efficiency. Motivated by budget crunches, scarce resources, service duplication and the desire to spur economic development, public officials are exploring consolidation, collaboration and other means to better serve their constituents. In this series, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) highlights efforts to improve government efficiency:

  1. Taking action: Government Efficiency in DuPage County
  2. Taking action: Consolidating 9-1-1 dispatch
  3. Taking action: What should be done about townships?
  4. Taking action: Where is Evanston Township now?
  5. Taking action: Lake County governments pave the way for future collaboration
  6. Taking action: Choosing Consolidation
  7. Taking action: The Municipal Partnering Initiative
  8. Taking action: Vernon Hills’ underground stormwater solution
  9. Taking action: Breaking away from government as usual
  10. Taking action: Naperville City and Township doing the right thing for roads
  11. Taking action: Municipal Service Sharing Agreements have long histories in Illinois
  12. Taking action: The drumbeat of government efficiency is strong in Illinois


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