Many county judges, attorneys and law enforcement officials across Kentucky are watching Madison County, where local leaders hope to form a public-private partnership to solve a growing drug problem that plagues many areas. If successful, it would be the state’s first local P3 project since legislation was passed last year governing P3 deals.
The City of Redmond, with a population of about 60,000, had more than half of its 300 employees housed in office spaces across the city, costing it more than $500,000 a year. In 2002, the city decided to centralize its workers in a new city hall.
Houston faced a growing population – up to 5,000 new students annually – and needed a timely, cost-effective way to add capacity.
In 1994, Boyertown, a small borough 45 miles outside of Philadelphia, faced the retirement the only manager its wastewater plant had ever had. Finding someone with his institutional, technical and regulatory knowledge would not be easy for this town of about 4,000 residents. Boyertown’s leadership opted for a more cost-effective – solution.
Known as DPAC, the 2,700-seat Durham Performing Art Center opened in 2008. More than 200 events are held there annually, from Broadway productions to concerts to the American Dance Festival. Its presence has fostered economic development and helped revitalize downtown Durham.