Research Article

Thought Leadership, Featured, Research Article, Insights / October 8, 2019

Accuracy and Public Accountability Should Be Priorities The accuracy of customer bills sent out by municipal water and sewer agencies is reviewed far less than it probably should be. Particularly during implementation of a new rate structure, it is often unclear how the billing software will handle the changes and…

Featured, Thought Leadership, Research Article, Insights / April 16, 2019

New developments or annexations of land to existing municipal boundaries can offer considerable advantages to a public agency. This can include examples such as: New residential developments will yield increased housing supply Commercial and industrial projects will yield business opportunity and jobs Retail and tourist-oriented projects will yield an increase…

Featured, Thought Leadership, Research Article, Insights / November 16, 2016

Introduction In the vast majority of cases, important water rate policy issues are never really discussed until the Proposition 218 hearing, which is undoubtedly the worst time to have that discussion. If the rate adoption process is going to blow up, that’s when it will happen. Discussing and adopting well-vetted…

Featured, Thought Leadership, Research Article, Insights / September 1, 2016

Economic development comes in many shapes and sizes. Depending upon the makeup of your community, it could use any one, or possibly a combination, of the following: Infill residential or mixed-use development Conference center and hotels Renovating or rebuilding a commercial zone, your downtown or “Main Street” Improved community infrastructure (roads, libraries, utilities…

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