Consolidation and Efficiency of Local Government
In 2014-2015, LWVAC will continue activities and events related to the outcomes of the 2010 study on the consolidation and efficiency of local government. In July of 2010 the state League adopted a position which affords local Leagues with the authorization to undertake local government consolidation studies. The position allows for local League studies of sharing/consolidation issues by stating that "the League supports cooperative and transparent processes in which citizens have sufficient and timely information with which to make informed decisions about proposed actions, and well-defined channels for citizen input and review." In 2012 the committee which had been drafted to work on the state League's 2010 position development was reconstituted. It is proposed that for 2013-2014 the committee will explore several county initiatives for the sharing or consolidation of services and will undertake specific study, assistance and informational activities related to one or more of these. As the committee's work progresses, members will be asked to approve any specific initiatives which appear to be consistent with the League's position to support cooperative efforts and government efficiencies.