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Managing public utilities: lessons from Florida

da Cruz, Nuno F. ORCID: 0000-0003-3381-6359, Berg, Sanford V. and Marques, Rui Cunha (2013) Managing public utilities: lessons from Florida. Lex Localis, 11 (2). pp. 101-118. ISSN 1581-5374

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This paper considers the institutional and regulatory framework of local infrastructure services in Florida. Furthermore, it examines how decision-makers perceive the governance structures of publicly-owned utilities in this state. After reviewing the theory, the study describes the current system in terms of rate setting, investments, consumer protection and quality of service. A state-wide survey was developed to identify potential sources of tension between managers and politicians. The responses were supplemented by interviews with managers, enabling the authors to identify good practices of local governance, including the de-politicization of the decision-making and the managerial attention to sustainable approaches to funding infrastructure.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Collections > United States Collection
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2014 09:38
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 02:52

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