To increase use, create efficiencies and reduce costs, local
agencies are pursuing new opportunities for shared public
services and the joint use of public facilities.An important part
of the success of such local efforts is an informed, engaged and
supportive public. Especially for plans characterized by
partnerships with less well-known agencies and by fears for a
loss of local control, the opportunity for residents to learn
more about a possible partnering department or agency and to help
shape the new arrangements can be beneficial.
After briefly explaining the problems created by Robert’s Rules,
this guide outlines the five key steps toward consensus-building
and addresses the specific problems that often get in the way of
a group’s progress.
A diverse alliance in the San Francisco Bay Area is showing that
cooperation and collaboration among neighboring communities and
the business sector can pay big dividends in the new jobs that
combine economic development with sustainability.
In tough economic times expectations remain high for
cities and counties to provide quality public services and
facilities, though resources to fund desired projects are scarce.
One strategy for overcoming limited resources is for cities and
counties to combine forces with other agencies and organizations
to leverage expertise, staff time and funding.
This guide will assist local officials, immigrant-serving
organizations, day labor center planners and leaders, and others
to understand how collaborative relationships, partnerships and
processes can assist in the successful development and operations
of a day labor center.