Do you want surgery with a Scalpel? or a Chainsaw?

I had the privlidge of giving a presentation at the February 10 Infrastructure Asset Management Association Workshop about how leaders can use the principles of Asset Management to navigate difficult financial times. While this presentation lasted only 75 minutes….the genesis of it was 20 years in the making. From the muncipal financial squeese of theContinue reading “Do you want surgery with a Scalpel? or a Chainsaw?”

COVID-19 TOOLS: Financial Forecasts

There’s been lots of conversation and news coverage about the financial impact that COVID-19 will have on Canadian Municipalities. Revenue Losses from services that need to continue (like Transit), or from interest earnings from deferred payments (like deferred Property Tax or Utility Payments) are going to hurt the top line numbers. Expense Increases from theContinue reading “COVID-19 TOOLS: Financial Forecasts”

COVID-19 TOOLS: Operational Posture

As the COVID pandemic spreads across Canada and local government becomes even more impacted, municipalities will have to continually adjust their posture to respond in the most effective way. Thinking about it before you get there is key! Over the past week or so I’ve had a number of conversations with colleagues about this andContinue reading “COVID-19 TOOLS: Operational Posture”