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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—Non-Profits and Municipal Authority

Non-profit organizations are recognized as important elements in a community’s social, cultural, educational, and civic framework. As such, they are given unique rights under both Federal and State law. These rights exempt them from certain municipal regulations and obligations. Our latest Bureau Brief – Non-Profits and Municipal Authority reviews a non-profit’s exceptional status when it comes to local control.

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Charting Worcester’s Course

Under the City Charter, the City of Worcester has a modified Plan E form of government. As the City welcomes a new city manager, some have argued that the structure of Worcester government should change. “Charting Worcester’s Course” outlines the process necessary to revise the City Charter.

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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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