Item imageCapital Project Planning and Evaluation

The creation of a capital plan occurs long before the development of a capital budget. Get more involved and help recognize your government's capital needs today!

Finance officers have an opportunity to contribute valuable insight to all stages of capital plans and help insure capital project investments align with long-term service goals, objectives, and strategies. This book is divided into two sections. The first section of the book discusses considerations associated with most capital project types. Topics covered include: public participation; cost estimation and budgeting; project oversight; common funding sources; and the potential for public/private cooperation on projects. Section II of the book provides a short description of twelve important capital project types and basic information to assist with the needs assessment. Project types include: Emergency Communication Systems; Fire/EMS Stations; Correctional Facilities and Jails; Roads; Water and Wastewater Systems; Administrative Facilities; Technology Investments; Solid Waste Facilities; Schools; Public Libraries; Parks and Recreation Facilities; and Convention Centers and Meeting Facilities.

Joseph P. Casey and Michael J. Mucha, Editors

2007. Paperbound. 286 pp.
LOC no. 2007930424
ISBN 0-89125-291-6
$35 members / $50 nonmembers

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