City of Kent
Cost Efficiencies Study
The City engaged BERK to analyze staffing, structure, and services provided by city government in order to provide recommendations to generate further efficiencies in governmental operations, with the goal of reducing the city’s annual budget. BERK prepared a situation assessment which included an analysis of city trends, a review of organizational structure and span of control, and a review of the budgets of peer and neighbor cities. The situation assessment was used as a platform to develop a long list of potential cost efficiency and effectiveness opportunities. This effort involved direct collaboration with City staff, in particular related to potential impacts or tradeoffs of potential efficiency measures.