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What Happens When the Parties to an Interlocal Agreement End Up in a Dispute?

January 15, 2013 by Jim Doherty
Category: Intergovernmental Cooperation

A partnership formed by an interlocal agreement has one similarity to a marriage relationship: when it’s formed everybody tends to be optimistic, and often the parties do not want to consider the possibility of conflicts or dissolution – but those drafting an interlocal agreement, and those responsible for administering the agreement, should discuss what could go wrong, and prepare...

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Regionalizing Local Government Services

November 1, 2012 by Glenn Olson
Category: Intergovernmental Cooperation , Finance Advisor

Governments often assume they will realize savings by regionalizing services. In Clark County we thought we should test that hypothesis. We made the study of regionalization an important part of the county's reconfiguration project. What we found was the relationship between...

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Practical Resources for Consolidating Services

Practical Resources for Consolidating Services

October 11, 2012 by Tracy Burrows
Category: Intergovernmental Cooperation

In the current economic climate, all of us are looking for ways to do things better and with less expense.  At MRSC, we are getting lots of requests for information about consolidation as a way to reduce...

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