A title for Americans who wish to improve the quality of their local government. It introduces the bare essentials for good government in areas of finance, public works, parks and recreation, police, assessment, building codes, emergency medical services, personnel, and Website development.
William D. Coplin is professor of public affairs and director of the Public Affairs Program of the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. Carol Dwyer is Director of the Community Benchmarks Program of the Maxwell School.
- Checklists with 60 Bare Essentials for good governance in nine areas; - More than 255 guidelines found in Beyond Bare Essentials; - Simple illustrations of how you can use benchmarking to make decisions; - User-ready surveys to obtain citizen feedback;