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Division of Public and Non-Profit Management Archive

cfpafinalogoThis page contains reports conducted prior to January 1, 2003. To access more recent Division of Public and Non-Profit Management reports, visit the Division of Public and Non-Profit Management home page.

The Division of Public and Non-Profit Management specializes in analyzing the organizational, financial, and strategic management issues confronting public and non-profit organizations. It works with a variety of municipal and non-profit organizations, including mayors' offices, boards of selectmen, school committees, housing authorities, and non-profit organizations.

The following is a list of projects with brief descriptions conducted by the Center for Policy Analysis on behalf of various groups and agencies.


Municipal Management for the Future: A Report to the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen

Municipal Research Series No. 28
October 2002
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow, Philip H. Melanson, and Victor H. DeSantis
Sponsor: Mattapoisett, Massachusetts Board of Selectmen

Project Description: The study analyzes the municipal management structure of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts in comparison to national standards and five peer communities in Massachusetts. Includes recommendations for the reorganization of town management.

Municipal Management for the Future: A Report to the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen (PDF)


Town of Marion Affordable Housing Concept: Report to the Marion Board of Selectmen and Marion Housing Committee

Municipal Research Series No. 27
February 2002
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow, David R. Borges, and Shawna E. Sweeney
Sponsor: Town of Marion Board of Selectmen and the Marion Housing Committee

Project Description: The Town of Marion is proposing an innovative solution to the affordable housing mandate under M.G.L. Chapter 40B. The proposed solution involves identifying privately owned homes that would be considered "affordable" under criteria established by the Massachusetts Office of Housing and Community Development and that are occupied by persons whose income is 80 percent or less of the state’s median household income. A proposed home rule petition would allow the Town of Marion to negotiate voluntary agreements with the owners of such homes by offering a 100 percent real estate tax exemption in exchange for affordable housing deed restrictions. These restrictions would limit the future sales price of restricted homes to the rate of inflation (e.g., consumer price index) and require the owner to sell the home to a person whose household family income is 80 percent or less of the state's median household income. The purpose of this study was to measure the willingness of homeowners to sign voluntary agreements and to identify which prospective homeowners are most likely to agree to the proposed deed restriction.

Town of Marion Affordable Housing Concept: Report to the Marion Board of Selectmen and Marion Housing CommitteeTown of Marion Affordable Housing Concept: Report to the Marion Board of Selectmen and Marion Housing Committee (PDF)


Fall River Master School Building Oversight Committee: Final Report

Municipal Research Series No. 26
November 2001
Authors: David R. Borges and Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Jobs for Fall River, Inc.

Project Description: A 15-year master plan to guide school construction in the City of Fall River (2000-2015). The plan calls for the construction of eight new elementary and two middle schools, the expansion or reconstruction of five additional elementary schools, and the closure of six or more obsolete schools by 2015.

Fall River Master School Building Oversight Committee: Final ReportFall River Master School Building Oversight Committee: Final Report (PDF)


Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board: Strategic Plan

Municipal Research Series No. 25
December 2000
Authors: Paul Vigeant, Clyde W. Barrow, David R. Borges, and Shawna E. Sweeney
Sponsor: Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board

Project Description: Strategic plan to govern operations and programming for the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board.


Municipal Management 2000: A Report to the Acushnet, Massachusetts Board of Selectmen

Municipal Research Series No. 24
August 1999
Authors: Victor DeSantis, Clyde W. Barrow, David R. Borges, and Shawna E. Sweeney
Sponsor: Acushnet, Massachusetts Board of Selectment

Project Description: The study analyzes the municipal management structure of Acushnet, Massachusetts in comparison to national standards and five peer communities in Massachusetts. Includes recommendations for the reorganization of town management.


Water Use in Southeastern in Massachusetts and Cape Cod: Implications for the Cranberry Industry

Municipal Research Series No. 23
February 1999
Authors: David R. Borges and Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' Association

Project Description: An estimate and projection of annual water consumption in cranberry-producing areas of Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod.


Municipal Management for the Future: A Report to the Marion, Massachusetts Board of Selectmen

Municipal Research Series No. 22
September 1998
Authors: Victor DeSantis, Clyde W. Barrow, David R. Borges, and Philip H. Melanson
Sponsor: Marion, Massachusetts Board of Selectmen

Project Description: The study analyzes the municipal management structure of Marion, Massachusetts in comparison to national standards and five peer communities in Massachusetts. Includes recommendations for the reorganization of town management.


Fall River Housing Authority: Learning Center EDSS Grant Application

Municipal Research Series No. 21
July 1998
Authors: Paul Vigeant, Clyde W. Barrow, and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Fall River Housing Authority

Project Description: Prepared a HUD grant application and implementation plan for establishing an on-site Learning Center at Father DiaFeria housing complex in Fall River. Based on a needs assessment of residents, the Learning Center will offer computer literacy, ESL, ABE, Citizenship Training, GED, and job-seeking skills training to residents.


Improving Municipal Management II: A Progress Report to the Mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts (with updated recommendations)

Municipal Research Series No. 20
July 1999
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow, William Hogan, and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Office of the Mayor, City of Fall River

Project Description: The study analyzes Fall River municipal government, municipal expenditures, and the composition and structure of the municipal workforce. It evaluates the progress made in implementing the recommendations of a prior reorganization study and updates recommendations for reorganizing municipal management structures.


21st Century Schools: Building for the Future

Municipal Research Series No. 19
June 1998
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Jobs for Fall River, Inc.

Project Description: A comprehensive plan for the modernization and construction 7 new schools in Fall River, Massachusetts and the closure of 11 obsolete schools constructed in the 19th century.

21st Century Schools: Building for the Future 21st Century Schools: Building for the Future (PDF)


Massachusetts Regional Economic Development Strategies Project

Municipal Research Series No. 18
October 1996
Authors: David R. Borges and Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Massachusetts Office of Business Development and Executive Office of Economic Affairs

Project Description: A statewide project to formulate regional economic development strategies for Southeastern, Northeastern, Central, and Western Massachusetts. The Center for Policy Analysis served as regional consultants for the Southeastern Massachusetts region. The project included intensive interviews with 25 business leaders in Southeastern Massachusetts, three 3-hour focus groups with additional business leaders and economic development officials, and a regional conference to review the proposed economic development strategy. In addition, the project involved the development of a comprehensive bibliography of regional and local economic development reports on Southeastern Massachusetts.


Customer Data Base Development Project

Municipal Research Series No. 17
February 1997
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow, David R. Borges, and Brian Cardoza
Sponsor: Commonwealth Electric Company

Project Description: Assisted Commonwealth Electric Company in developing a database on its 800 largest industrial and commercial electricity users. Database included information on type, use, size, composition, and number of buildings being served at each location derived from information on assessor's field cards. Developed a residential customer database using block level U.S. Census data from the Population and Housing Survey.


Fall River Housing Authority HOPE VI / Campus of Learners Project

Municipal Research Series No. 16
September 1997
Authors: David R. Borges, Robert Hackey, Victor DeSantis, Clyde W. Barrow, and Paul Vigeant
Sponsor: Fall River Housing Authority

Project Description: A feasibility study to assess the viability of demolishing the 325-unit Sunset Hill Housing Development in Fall River and replacing it with a 125-unit single-family public housing development (HOPE VI) linked to the HUD Campus of Learners Program. The study includes a historical and current survey of of U.S. public housing policy, an analysis and evaluation of the Campus of Learners Program (including case studies of San Diego, California, and Hartford, Connecticut), a survey of Sunset Hill residents' attitudes toward the proposal, a survey of neighborhood residents' attitudes toward the proposal, and a marketing survey that estimates demand for such housing among low- and moderate-income residents of Fall River.


City of Taunton Public Safety Facility: Site Selection Study

Municipal Research Series No. 15
June 1996
Authors: William Hogan, David R. Borges, and Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Office of the Mayor and the City Council, City of Taunton, Massachusetts

Project Description: The report evaluates proposed sites for a new public safety facility (police/fire/EMS station) in the City of Taunton based on data such as central location, space, cost, traffic flows, business displacement, and environmental concerns related to proposed sites for a new public safety facility.


Financial Capability Assessment: Fall River CSO Control Panel

Municipal Research Series No. 14
April 1996
Authors: William Hogan, David R. Borges, and Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: Fall River Office of Economic Development

Project Description: This study updated data measuring the financial impact on the City of Fall River of a $115 million Combined Sewer Overflow project mandated by a U.S. District Court in 1991. The study assessed the impact of the project on City finances, water and sewer rates, property taxes, debt, and bond ratings.


The New Bedford Regional Airport: Governance Structures at Comparable Airports in the United States

Municipal Research Series No. 13
May 1996
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow, David R. Borges, and Victor DeSantis
Sponsor: New Bedford CEO Club

Project Description: A report on airport governance structures at facilities deemed comparable to the status of New Bedford Regional Airport will seek to achieve over the next ten years. The study includes a survey of existing literature and previous studies on airport governance, a mail survey of airport managers throughout the United States, identification of model organizational structures, and an analysis of changes to state law and municipal ordinance required to change New Bedford's governance structure from an airport commission to a regional airport authority.


The New Bedford Regional Airport: Air Cargo Demand Survey

Municipal Research Series No. 12
September 1995
Author: Paul Vigeant
Sponsor: Fall River/New Bedford CEO Group and the Southeastern Massachusetts Partnership

Project Description: This study measured the existing and potential demand for air cargo service at New Bedford Regional Airport using a survey of the 25 largest employers in Greater New Bedford.


Fall River Municipal Airport Fact Finding Study (2 Volumes)

Municipal Research Series No. 11
September 1995
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow, William Hogan, and David R. Borges (with special assistance from Sat Dev Khanna, Registered Professional Engineer, and Gordon Avery, Certified Industrial Appraiser).
Sponsor: Fall River Partnership and the Fall River Office of Economic Development

Project Description: The purpose of this four-month study was to determine whether the Fall River Municipal Airport should be converted to alternative use as industrial park space. The study concluded that even if one assumes that Fall River Municipal Airport could achieve the levels of activity projected in its last Master Plan, the projected economic impacts would generate far less employment and payroll than its alternative use as industrial park space over the same period of time (20-year projections).


Fall River Community Report Card, 1995

Municipal Research Series No. 10
August 1995
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow, Jean Doyle, and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Fall River School Department

Project Description: Evaluates the performance of the Fall River school system against 11 other peer communities using standardized measurements of educational outputs, such as school attendance rates, retention and promotion rates, advanced curriculum enrollments, suspension rates, standardized test scores, and college attendance rates. A Comparative Performance Index was designed and copyrighted by Senior Research Associates at the Center for Policy Analysis to provide a summary comparison of the schools' performance relative to comparable schools in Massachusetts.


 

Improving Municipal Management: A Report to the Mayor of Fall River Massachusetts (2 Volumes)

Municipal Research Series No. 9
November 1995
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow, William Hogan, and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Office of the Mayor, City of Fall River

Project Description: This study analyzed the organization of Fall River municipal government, municipal expenditures, and the composition and structure of the municipal workforce. The objective was to derive recommendations that would improve the delivery of municipal services and/or provide marginal improvements in workforce productivity. The report was prepared over a two-year period from 1993-1995.


The New Bedford Regional Airport: Estimated Impact of Business Expansions, New Business Starts, & Business Relocations

Municipal Research Series No. 8
August 1995
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: New Bedford CEO Club

Project Description: This report estimated the potential economic impacts that would accrue from business expansions, new business start-ups, and business relocations induced by the comparative advantages of additional airport capacity created by a proposed $30 million expansion of New Bedford Regional Airport. The Center for Policy Analysis estimated that the proposed expansion of New Bedford Regional Airport could generate an additional 1,430 jobs with annual payrolls of nearly $40 million within a 25-mile radius of the airport.


Fall River Public Schools Building Needs Update: 1995 Revisions

Municipal Research Series No. 7
January 1995
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: Fall River School Department

Project Description: This report revised and updated the cost estimates for school repairs and improvements prepared originally in 1991 by the Fall River Task Force. After applying the Boeckh Building Cost Index Numbers and the U.S. Department of Commerce Producer Price Index for material inputs to construction industries, the Center for Policy Analysis estimated that the total 1995 cost of all projects enumerated in the earlier report was $52,384,792 compared to total 1990 costs of $44,000,000.


The New Bedford Regional Airport: Economic Significance of the Proposed Expansion

Municipal Research Series No. 6
August 1995
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow and David R. Borges
Sponsor: New Bedford CEO Club

Project Description: This study operationalized the United States Department of Transportation's Butler/Kiernan model for estimating the regional economic significance of airports by inputting economic data that was collected locally. Based on this data, the Center for Policy Analysis estimated that aviation-related impacts from a proposed expansion of New Bedford Regional Airport would generate approximately 1,314 jobs with an annual payroll of $31 million within a 25-mile radius of the airport facility.


The New Bedford Regional Airport: Problems and Obstacles in the Implementation of Airport Expansion

Municipal Research Series No. 5
June 1994
Author: Clyde W. Barrow
Sponsor: New Bedford CEO Club

Project Description: An analysis of the technical, administrative, and political obstacles to securing approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection for the expansion of New Bedford Regional Airport.


Site Recommendation for the City of Fall River Police Station: A Report to the Citizen's Site Selection Committee

Municipal Research Series No. 4
April 1994
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow and William Hogan
Sponsor: Fall River Police Department

Project Description: Provided data on location, space, cost, traffic flows, business displacement, and environmental concerns related to proposed sites for a new police station in the City of Fall River.


The Financial and Economic Impact of the Fall River Combined Sewer Overflow Project (2 Volumes)

Municipal Research Series No. 3
February 1994
Authors: Clyde W. Barrow and William Hogan
Sponsor: Office of the Mayor, City of Fall River

Project Description: The City of Fall River is under a federal court mandate to construct a $130 million combined sewer-overflow facility under provisions of the Clean Water Act. This report estimated the project's fiscal impact on sewer fees, tax rates, and bond ratings, as well as the economic impact on the City's water-intensive industrial base.


Wastewater Treatment in Fall River: Public or Private?

Municipal Research Series No. 1
July 1987
Author: Toby E. Huff
Sponsor: Fall River Sewer Commission

Project Description: Not available.


Municipal Management: Centralized Motor Pool & Centralized Purchasing & Bookkeeping

Municipal Research Series No. 2
June 1985
Author: Eugene Godfredsen (with special contributions from : Irving Shapiro, Roger Deveau, Wallace Wood, and Anne Newcombe)
Sponsor: Office of the Mayor, City of Fall River

Project Description: Not available.

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