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Announcing an Antidote for Planning Uncertainty: A Pandemic Tool Kit for Local Governments

A new toolkit shares 22 actions governments should take to get the economy restarted, including the regulatory or policy tools needed to implement the actions.
October 20, 2020, 11am PDT | Scott Doyon
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What’s likely to linger in the aftermath of the global COVID crisis are the impacts on local and regional governments that provide the services citizens experience most directly in their daily lives. Faced with budget shortfalls, growing to-do lists for routine tasks delayed by the emergency, and general uncertainty about a “new normal,” how might governments address the uncertainty and respond effectively to the challenges?

That’s the goal of the just-released Pandemic Toolkit from PlaceMakers LLC. 

“We’ve spent the last eight months observing and contributing to best practices,” says PlaceMakers president Hazel Borys, “and have distilled those interventions in an easy-to-use format. Our hope is that the toolkit helps rebuild municipal budgets quickly, by supporting local businesses and reducing the bureaucratic process.”

Borys goes on to give an overview of the toolkit, along with pointers for its use. The toolkit is shareware with the compendium its based on being crowdsourced, so it is likely to grow in time.

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Published on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 in PlaceShakers
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