PNA Calendar of Events

Reporters’ Series: Public-Private Partnerships

  • Date: May 09, 2014 - May 09, 2014
  • Address: Teleconference - Phone In
  • Contact: Kathleen Landis
  • Email: KathleenL@pa-news.org
  • Phone: 717-703-3012

House Bill 1838 was introduced last year with the goal of creating more definitive guidelines for the use of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) agreements by municipalities and school districts.   Using contracts between public authorities and private parties, P3 agreements can be used for building new sewer and water treatment facilities as well as school buildings.  Often, taxpayer money can be saved.  With bipartisan support, Rep. Eli Evankovich sponsored this legislation to amend Title 62 (Procurement).  Many groups support the bill believing it provides more options and creative solutions for public infrastructure improvements which are often challenged by limited public funds.

Join us on May 9, to learn more about Public-Private Partnerships and how they could impact your local communities.

Teleconference is scheduled to begin promptly at 12 noon.  Cost: $10 per phone line for PNA members.  $20 for non-members.  To register, email Kathleen Landis or phone her at 717-703-3012.

Presenters:
Rep. Eli Evankovich (R – Armstrong and Westmoreland)
Stephen M. Swarney, J.D., Executive Director, AIA Pennsylvania (A Society of the American Institute of Architects)
Ed Troxell, Director of Government Affairs, PA State Association of Boroughs

This is another in a series of sessions being made available through the PNA Foundation’s Reporters’ Series.  The Reporters’ Series is meant to provide an educational, non-partisan forum for in-depth exploration of important and timely policy issues impacting the Commonwealth. Through these inexpensive and convenient teleconference sessions, you can simply phone in and listen to experts explain the particulars of a policy topic or pending legislation.  Straight facts that will help you better understand and cover an issue and its effect on your community and readers.

 

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