While the public sector is expected to experience tepid economic recovery in 2013, policymakers at all levels of government are busy applying their lessons learned from the Great Recession. This means they're seeking ways to reduce government spending and improve public service delivery for taxpayers. Reason Foundation's Innovators in Action series, which profiles innovative policymakers in their own words, highlights good government efforts that are delivering real results and value for taxpayers.
Edited by Reason's Leonard Gilroy, the Innovators in Action 2013 series profiles a range of innovators who have demonstrated leadership through action on privatization, competition, government re-invention and other market-based policy reforms designed to reduce the costs of government and deliver more value to taxpayers. Innovator interviews or self-penned articles will be added on a monthly basis throughout the year, so be sure to check back frequently for new content.
The Innovators in Action 2013 series profiles released to-date are listed below:
- Building Jacksonville’s Public-Private Partnership Program to Drive Efficiency, Quality of Life
Interview with Renée Finley, Commissioner of Public-Private Partnerships, City of Jacksonville, Florida
May 7, 2013
- Breaking the State's Control of Municipal Pensions in Massachusetts
Interview with Barry Greenfield, Town of Swampscott, Mass. Selectman and Founder/Publisher of EfficientGov.com
April 8, 2013
- Creating a Managed Lanes Network in Atlanta
Interview with Georgia Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Todd Long, incoming SRTA Executive Director Chris Tomlinson and SRTA Director of Operations Steve Corbin
March 19, 2013
- Using Innovative Policy Tools to Rebuild Colorado's Infrastructure
Interview with Michael Cheroutes, Director, and Nick Farber, Enterprise Specialist, of the Colorado Department of Transportation's High Performance Transportation Enterprise
January 2, 2013