MMA Municipal Best Practices Series

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Over the course of 2015, the MMA’s five policy committees participated in a project to identify and describe a number of “best practices” aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of local government in Massachusetts. The result is the first volume of the MMA’s Best Practices series, available below.

Note: These files are all in PDF format.

MMA Fiscal Policy Committee
• Best Practice Recommendation: Municipal Reserves
• Best Practice Recommendation: Capital Planning
• Best Practice Recommendation: Budgeting for Snow and Ice Removal

MMA Policy Committee on Personnel and Labor Relations
• Best Practice Recommendation: Managing Other Post-Employment Benefit (OPEB) Liabilities
• Best Practice Recommendation: Adequate Preparation for Collective Bargaining Cases Referred to the Joint Labor-Management Committee
• Best Practice Recommendation: Managing Unemployment Insurance Claims and Costs

MMA Policy Committee on Public Works, Transportation and Public Utilities
• Best Practice Recommendation: Pavement Management System Planning
• Best Practice Recommendation: Protecting Municipal Vehicles from Storm Treatment Corrosives
• Best Practice Recommendation: Participation in the National Joint Utilities Notification System (NJUNS)

MMA Policy Committee on Municipal and Regional Administration
• Best Practice Recommendation: Economic Development Strategies
• Best Practice Recommendation: Sharing Municipal Services

MMA Policy Committee on Energy and the Environment
• Best Practice Recommendation: Integrated Water Resources Management Plans
• Best Practice Recommendation: Solid Waste Management Master Plan
• Best Practice Recommendation: Join a Stormwater Management Coalition

Download full Best Practices report (312K PDF)