shared services

July 1, 2016 - 8:00am
In the spring of 2015, the director of Milwaukee County's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) approached the Forum for assistance in answering a set of questions that are precisely the type our organization has urged local government officials to...
October 6, 2015 - 8:00am
At the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Council's "Shared Services and Cooperation Work Group" – formed at the suggestion of the Forum and the Greater Milwaukee Committee in the spring of 2011 – participants focused on service...
April 14, 2015 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
Amid the many local elections that took place last week was a pair of referenda for two Racine-area villages to separate from the Racine Unified School District (RUSD) and create their own independent districts. Voters in Caledonia passed the...
December 27, 2013 - 8:00am
As the new year approaches, it’s time again for the Forum to reflect on its past year of public policy research and to announce its list of top five research findings for the year. Last year’s list included findings on quality ratings for Milwaukee...
November 26, 2013 - 8:45am
Service sharing among local governments has been a prominent item on the Forum’s research agenda since the summer of 2011, when we helped form a “Shared Services and Cooperation Work Group” for Milwaukee County’s Intergovernmental Cooperation...
September 12, 2013 - 8:00am
Today, the Forum releases its latest report on local government shared services: an examination of three potential scenarios for creating a consolidated fire department to serve the cities of Cudahy, South Milwaukee and St. Francis.  We find...
December 27, 2012 - 8:00am
If it’s December, then it must be time for the Forum’s annual list of its top five research findings of the year.  Last year’s list included findings on MMSD’s daunting capital needs, the dramatic decline in Milwaukee County’s corrections...
September 19, 2012 - 8:00am
Would an independent consolidated dispatch center better serve the communities of Cudahy, St. Francis, and South Milwaukee?  Our latest report finds that consolidating dispatch could produce substantial operating and equipment savings, as well as...
August 8, 2012 - 8:00am
The title of an article by Alan Greenblatt in this month's Governing magazine asks a question that has received considerable attention in Milwaukee County during the past few years: Are counties "an outdated concept or the future"?   Local...
May 30, 2012 - 8:00am
A new report released by the Public Policy Forum this morning finds that the five municipal fire departments in the southern part of Milwaukee County work closely together, providing mutual aid in times of high activity and cooperating in areas...

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