Friday, June 7, 2013

Priority Based Budgeting Initiates Investment in Local Government Transportation Infrastructure

There has been significant debate around the Country recently about where to find the resources to invest in ailing and failing infrastructure. With recent news headlines of Washington's bridge collapse, local governments who are already struggling to find the resources to preserve basic services and fund long-term pension liabilities were reminded of the multi-billion dollar backlog of infrastructure improvements also vying for investment.

The infrastructure debate is not entirely new, nor is the question a new one: where do we find the money? It’s that the answers we seek must be new.

Douglas County, Nevada has successfully identified new solutions to fund long-awaited transportation infrastructure needs with their shift to Priority Based Budgeting. See Douglas County newsletter article "Priority Budgeting Leads to $1 Million for Roads."

“For the past decade, the County has spent approximately $300,000 per year on preventative road maintenance, but with the Board’s actions to shift funds from lower priority services next fiscal year the County will now spend approximately $1.5 million on preventative road maintenance. Another $3-4 million per year is needed to maintain County roads at their current condition.

After five years of budget imbalances, position eliminations and reductions in services, Douglas County has set itself on course to invest taxpayer resources in high priority services that add value to residents.”

Congratulations to Douglas County, Nevada, for using Priority Based Budgeting to find innovative solutions in solving transport infrastructure challenges for the overall safety of the community!

To learn more about Priority Based Budgeting from CPBB and the nation's leading local government practitioners, be sure to attend the upcoming... 

Center for Priority Based Budgeting 2013 Annual Conference


"A Summit of Leading Practices"

July 9 & 10, 2013  Arlington, Virginia   Hilton Crystal City Hotel




Brought to you by the Center for Priority Based Budgeting (CPBB) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), in partnership with the Alliance for Innovation (AFI).


The 2013 "Summit of Leading Practices" is the ONLY conference where ICMA's Leading Practices for Local Government Management come together under one roof. 

The 2013 CPBB "Summit of Leading Practices" Annual Conference is strongly supported by 
Quartile 1 sponsor SAFEbuilt, Quartile 2 sponsor ClearPoint, Supporting Sponsor Beehive Industries and Exhibitors OpenGov and Revelstone Labs. Thank you sponsors!

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