Re-sizing Local Government after the Recession

Source: International City/County Management Association (ICMA), November 19, 2013

As a result of the recession, local governments were forced to reevaluate their size while ensuring that they would still be able to provide all the necessary services. Finding the right size of local government for your community is a delicate, difficult, and highly individualized task. There is no one-size-fits-all solution; only you know your community’s needs.

Below you will find some resources on the Knowledge Network that address different issues related to resizing and downsizing local government. While this is undoubtedly a stressful time for local governments, it can also be a time for innovative solutions.
Articles include:
The Five Stages of Denial When Rightsizing
Using Data to Right-Size Police and Fire
Fleet Management
Creating a New Future for a Downsizing Organization
Downsizing is Rough
What Options are Left When Downsizing is no Longer an Option…