Creating value for the community by improving infrastructure, putting people to work, and providing better services to residents.
Problem: In 2012, Rialto, California, a city of 110,000 residents located 40 miles east of Los Angeles, was facing aging water and wastewater systems in need of major upgrades. However, the recession was affecting Rialto’s ability to deal with the problem. The city did not have the funding to initiate a major infrastructure project, was in need of funding assistance on an economic redevelopment initiative, and was suffering from 14 percent unemployment but desperately didn’t want to file for bankruptcy.
To close its budget gap and responsibly administer to the business of the city without loss of local control (or jobs), Rialto needed a fresh approach.