PA582 Public Private Partnership Future

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PA582 Public Private Partnership Future
From your studies this session, and especially from your work on the Course Project, what do you…

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PA582 Public Private Partnership Future

PA582 Public Private Partnership Future

Discussions Week 7 All Students Posts 52 Pages 

Public-Private Partnership – 27 Pages 

Let’s start by developing an understanding of public-private partnerships.  In general, what is meant by the term public-private partnership? Do you have an example from your own community? From a financial perspective, what is one advantage that might be present for a public-private partnership as compared to a project undertaken just by a public agency? Why should a government seek the best value in entering a public-private partnership rather than just the lowest cost?

In your opinion, why can there be a difference between best value and lowest cost? Does this seem counter to the usual competitive bidding used by governments in many instances? Some of you probably drive on roads that are the product of a PPP.  From your perspective as a user, do you think this PPP is effective?  Is the road maintained well?  Is the cost reasonable?  Is it easy to pay your tolls?…

The Future – 25 Pages 

Let’s talk about significant issues for policy makers and public administrators today.

From your studies this session, and especially from your work on the Course Project, what do you feel is a major public policy issue facing the United States in the coming years? In many of these issues there are multiple opinions from multiple stakeholders.  In many cases, each of us try to protect “our” interests.  How can we reconcile these differences? Class: There are parts of our system that help us to ‘cope’ and continue to provide valuable public services, aren’t there?  What are some skills we need as public administrators, combined with the system, to continue to provide valuable services?…