Public Act 63 of 2011, introduced the Economic Vitality Incentive Program. Each city, village, or township that received a FY 2010 statutory payment greater than $4,500 and fulfills the specific requirements for all of the three categories will be eligible to receive a maximum of 67.837363% of its FY 2010 total statutory payment (rounded to the nearest dollar). An eligible city, village, or township will receive 1/3 of the maximum amount for each of the three categories they fulfill the specific requirements for. The three categories are Accountability and Transparency, Consolidation of Services, and Employee Compensation. Each eligible city, village, or township must submit the certification form and required attachments for each category to qualify for payment.
The City of Memphis assembled a task force to develop a Communication, Cooperation, Collaboration, and Consolidation plan to suggest ways to improve the various ways government, private business and non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) interconnect formally and informally to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes; relate those to the greater Memphis region; and suggest actions to retain, amplify, add or discontinue any.
This document can be viewed here: City of Memphis Shared Svcs Plan