City Commissioner Roy Gold recently was appointed chairman of Broward County’s Management & Efficiency Study Committee (MESC). Gold’s term lasts from April 2009 until April 2011.
The 17-member panel will take the next two years of its term reviewing and analyzing Broward County government and recommending cost-effective and efficient ways to deliver core services to residents. The MESC acts as an advisory group to the County Commission. The members will deliver an interim report in 2010 and a final report by June 1, 2011.
“This panel, empowered by the County Commission, will seek methods to find areas within County government to reach cost savings and efficiencies,” Gold said. “The members of the committee represent all segments of our communities, and I look forward to working with this dynamic group of individuals.”
The Broward County Charter gives legal binding to the Management & Efficiency Study Committee. The first MESC met in 1996, and must produce a final report every six years. In 1998, voters approved a County Charter amendment that required the MESC to meet in 2009 and every six years thereafter. This new schedule is to allow for a one-year gap between meetings of the MESC and the County’s Charter Review Committee.
During the last MESC session from June 2004 to June 2006, members tackled a variety of issues, including affordable housing, emergency preparedness, growth management and transportation.
For more information on the committee or to read its reports, visit www.broward.org/efficiency.