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Munetrix Facilitates Collaboration Among Municipalities and Local Governments via Social Sharing Tools

collabWhat do Munetrix and Facebook have in common?

More than you might think.

Unlike Facebook, Munetrix is all about productivity. Munetrix is a firm believer that there is no value to reinventing the wheel.  What we believe is valuable, however, is that sharing the design and schematics of the invention of the wheel so that others can benefit from it is important.

That’s why Munetrix, in addition to hosting powerful financial and transparency forecasting tools, is designed to function as a socially networked collaborative hub for school and municipal administrators.  A special web-based portal and database inside Munetrix now stores more than 800 best practices and ideas that are searchable for others to learn from.

Local government administrators and employees can search the common database by over 30 functional or departmental filters to discover unique collaborations that saved local governments or school districts time and money.  

Education, K-12, News

Munetrix Helps School Districts Comply with New MDE Transparency Requirements

school-68931_640The State of Michigan continues to push local units of governments and school districts toward greater efficiency, transparency and accountability.

Much like it did with revenue sharing for municipalities through the Economic Vitality and Incentive Program in 2011, the State of Michigan established new best practice standards in 2013 for local and intermediate school districts under the State School Aid Act (Public Act 60) for 2013.

The new law links compliance with 8 best practices to discretionary per-pupil foundation allocations, on top of to any regular transparency requirements. The economic benefit of compliance is substantial; equal to $52.00 in addition to the foundation allowance per pupil. Compliance must occur before June 30, 2014.


Polar Vortex Continues to Wreak Havoc on Local Government Budgets


Image source: Wikipedia

As mayor pro-tem for Auburn Hills I often receive emails from residents, and recently I received one from a concerned citizen asking why the roads in his neighborhood were so bad and what I was going to do about it.

Most residents don’t understand the difference between a state, county or local road.  They just know that when their tire blows out—they are not happy!

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