City of Lansing, Michigan – Board of Light & Water Evaluation

Members of the Firm were selected to assist the City Council of Lansing to conduct an independent and objective assessment for the City and its Finance Department of the management and operations of the City’s Board of Water & Light (BW&L), and to provide to the City and the Finance Department a realistic appraisal of the current and potential competitive efficiency and effectiveness of BW&L’s major business activities. Based upon extensive discussions with the City, the scope of study provided for: a competitive assessment of BW&L; a Focused Management and Operations Audit; an evaluation of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations including methodology for determining sewer rates; an evaluation of the potential duplication of services between the City and the BW&L and the Wastewater Treatment Plant and BW&L; and the evaluation of and recommendations concerning proposals received by the City, if the City elects to implement any of the future options regarding ownership of BW&L.

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