TITLE

Common cause

AUTHOR(S)
Musgrave, Mike
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
American City & County;Apr2007, Vol. 122 Issue 4, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article talks about the Capital Improvements Management Office (CIMO) created by city officials in Kansas City, Missouri, to take charge of the majority of infrastructure projects. They placed consultants in leadership roles, giving them authority and responsibility to make decisions on their behalf. Since then, Kansas City has eliminated its project backlog and improved its image with contractors. As the workload dictates, CIMO contracts with private engineering firms to manage projects.
ACCESSION #
24831522

 

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