Public safety | Good governance | Resident satisfaction
Line strikes endanger residents, impact businesses, slow or stop commerce, distract fire and police resources, and disrupt the lives of the public. These disruptions can have catastrophic impacts, waste money and squander resources.
Municipal leaders hold the keys to reducing line strikes, and an increasing number of public figures are assuming a leadership role in managing damages and ensuring public safety.
Local government should implement decisions and follow processes that make the best use of the available people, resources and time to ensure the best possible results for their community. Gold Shovel Standard provides municipalities with the tools to save their residents and businesses time and money, and save lives.
No investment is more wisely made than one which both drives safety and simultaneously improves the quality of life for constituents. Damages to city infrastructure have a wide range of impacts, including physical injury to those in the field and the public, and a depletion of safety resources.
Many municipalities poll their populations to gauge satisfaction with services, reliability of infrastructure, and responses to issues of public and workforce safety. These polls indicate that the health of a municipality is often measured by the safety and reliability of its infrastructure, including key buried assets. A municipality’s loudest advocates are its residents, and Gold Shovel Standard provides the tools to keep residents engaged and content.
Learn more about Gold Shovel Standard adoption here.
The current annual fee for municipalities is $1500. If membership fees present a hardship, Gold Shovel Standard may waive them upon receipt of a hardship waiver.