Feb 23
2010

Ahead of the Curve – Trend 5: A Greater Need for Risk Management in Local Governments

Ahead of the Curve blog series authored by HB Lanarc and sponsored by BasicGov explores six major trends in municipal management in the 21st century, including a move to adopt sustainable practices. And leading communities are taking on all of these, and are leveraging benefits through their response to each trend. Read Trend 5 below and comments are always welcome. Read Trend 1, Trend 2, Trend 3, Trend 4.

Trend 5: A Greater Need for Risk Management in Local Governments

Defending legal suits is a serious financial and resource burden for local governments, making prevention a worthwhile investment. Efficiently meeting regulatory and process schedule requirements is essential to preventing costly challenges in the long-run. In planning processes, the most common legal challenges are procedural, where a public notification timing requirement was not met, or an upper tier agency referral was missed. To err is human, so effective tracking and information management systems that minimize errors are a valuable cost-saving tool for local governments.

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