Florida County Hires LA Consulting for Review

Volusia County, Fla., awarded LA Consulting, Inc. a contract to conduct an extensive management review of Parks and Central Services (encompassing fleets and facilities), according to a Jan. 12 press release. The project is slated to begin in early 2009.

Volusia County, comprising 1,207 square miles, is located on the east coast of Central Florida.

According to Volusia County Special Projects Manager John C. Gamble, LA Consulting was selected based on its nationwide and Florida experience in public works, and recommendations received from Pinellas and Seminole counties.

LA Consulting also recently completed a management review of all Volusia County maintenance operations in the Public Works Department, which included roads and bridges (1,039 miles, 51 bridges), traffic engineering (414 signals), utilities (water and wastewater-26 treatment plants, collections, distribution points), solid waste (landfill with annual fill of 440,000 tons and a transfer station), mosquito control and drainage.

A number of LA Consulting recommendations are already being implemented and have resulted in more than $1.5 million in improvements that have occurred with an additional seven-figure savings to be realized through business and system enhancements with the firm's assistance.

"LA Consulting's recommendations in solid waste, for instance, helped set the stage for a culture change in that organization that included fleet and overtime reductions, and productivity increases," said Gamble. "The annual savings in solid waste alone is over $1 million. LA Consulting is integral in helping us update our system and is providing important management tools to utilize collected data and manage work flow."

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