Strategic Regional Issue #26 – Fragmentation
There is major fragmentation of political, legal, and land use authority in the region, including wide variations among state planning laws.
26.Z. Local governments in the region should establish strategies for minimizing the inefficiencies that arise from fragmented government authority and duplication of services.
26.Z.1. Local governments should consolidate public facilities and services to achieve economies of scale where feasible, or establish equitable inter-local agreements to provide for more efficient delivery of public facilities and services.
26.Z.2. OKI will provide technical assistance to the region’s local governments, agencies and land use authorities in an effort to adequately maintain and enhance manmade and natural infrastructure across local political boundaries.
26.Z.3. Local governments should work together to ensure that the timing and location of proposed development and transportation projects in one community do not adversely affect neighboring communities.
Public Facilities and Services