Join us on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. when our topic on Record Talk Radio will be the state of shared services in Bergen County.
Our guests will be Allen Rapaport, a Norwood councilman and Michael Shannon, founder and president of the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation.
Rapaport, currently serving his third term on the council, was appointed by Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan last year to lead a volunteer effort at exploring ways the county's 70 municipalities can share services.
Shannon is involved in collaborative effort with six Bergen County towns to find ways to save tax dollars by sharing services. The towns involved are Bergenfield, Bogota, Englewood, Hackensack, New Milford and Teaneck.
Shared service is a hot topic in Bergen County where municipalities are struggling to stay within their two-percent revenue revenue cap and still provide services that residents expect.
However, much of the news on this topic of late has focused on the debate over the saving in consolidating law enforcement. In this program, we’ll look at some other area where towns have found ways to collaborate.
If you have questions you’d like me to ask during the program, send your suggestions along to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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