Government 2 Government

Title

Government 2 Government

Description

Broward County Permitting, Licensing and Consumer Protection Division’s Government 2 Government Program addressed the challenges faced by many of its 31 municipalities, which operate their own building and code enforcement divisions. These cities, like many others in South Florida, have felt the effects of the serious downturn in housing construction, remodeling and repairs. With dramatically diminished revenue coming in from permits, inspections and code enforcement, some cities had to consider reducing services and/or staff through layoffs or reallocation. Due to the success of the Government 2 Government Program, these cities and towns now have an opportunity to outsource their building and code enforcement services to Broward County, which is able to provide the contracted municipalities with skilled and experienced staff and the latest technology at a cost that does not rely of a profit margin since the program is built on cost recovery only. Additionally, since the need for building department services may vary due to seasonable variations, economic conditions or other considerations, the program lowers cost to the cities because they only pay for the services rendered at any given time, resulting in lower ongoing costs. Not only is cost saving a motivating factor, but the program is a partnering initiative with municipalities that is beneficial to all stakeholders, including contractors, designer professionals, engineers and architects. Broward County also benefits by having a continual income source that is used to operate the county’s own building department and keep it fully staffed and functional. Government 2 Government offers municipalities customized services based on their specific needs. Also, several newly developed technological programs streamline operations and provide real-time, online information on the status of a particular project. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and the Broward School Board, plus several of the municipalities, have already contracted with Broward County for full or partial building and code enforcement services.

Creator

Broward County

Date

Current photo: 2020
Old photo: 2012

Source

https://www.broward.org/EconDev/conferences/PublishingImages/BC-Logo.jpg

Relation

Rights

See: Broward County Environmental and Consumer Protection and EPermits

Source: National Association of Counties (2012), 2010 Achievement Awards. Retrieved from http://www.uscounties.org/cffiles_web/awards/program.cfm?SEARCHID=2010coun21

Source: Broward County (2012), Image.

Publisher

Broward County

Contributor

Broward County

Format

Medium: Logo

Language

English

Type

Program

Identifier

Broward County, Government 2 Government, Municipalities, Outsourcing, Florida, Buildings

Coverage

Florida

Files

browardcounty2.jpg
govt2govt.jpg

Reference

Broward County, Government 2 Government, Broward County, Current photo: 2020 Old photo: 2012

Cite As

Broward County , “Government 2 Government,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 11, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/416.