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These reports analyze government operations and recommend potential for higher effectiveness and efficiency. They also measure government performance over time striving to improve fiscal and managerial responsibility.

Bureau Brief—The City Manager Search Process

In support of the City Council’s efforts to identify and hire a permanent city manager, The Research Bureau provides this Bureau Brief – The City Manager Search Process, an update to prior reports on best practices for recruiting a city manager.

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Should Worcester Welcome a Slot-Machine Casino?

This report, which examines the operations and potential effects of the slots industry on the City of Worcester, was undertaken because Worcester has been designated as the preferred site for a slot-machine casino by Mass Gaming LLC, a subsidiary of Rush Gaming.

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