Ohio Local Government Innovation Fund Policy, Timeline now available

Many residents in our community (including electeds and newly electeds) have expressed a desire to see Pepper Pike engage in more government collaborations.

To that end, it gives me great pleasure to direct people here.  That's a site that's part of a project I'm doing for The Civic Commons and it's all about efficient government.  In the materials, please note: public comment on the policy closes this Friday and applications for the first round are set for February 20, 2012 through March 1, 2012 - not a lot of time before, and not a long window of time to submit something.

Please - if you want our local government or public entities to consider collaborations and service sharing or even merging, speak up, support them in developing relationships and getting going on planning. The EfficientGovNetwork is precisely the place for doing such things and it can be seen here. There are podcasts, videos and materials from successful complete collaborations as well as ones that have gone through feasibility studies and are in the decision-making and implementing phase.

No one will suggest that $1.4 billion taken away from local entities can be made up by any amount of collaboration for the incentive price of $45 million. But it is nothing to sneeze at either.

Don't say I didn't tell you so.

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