NALAS Quick Response service is an exclusive service tailored for the needs of NALAS member Local Government Associations. The Quick Response service is specialized in regional ad-hoc information collection and analysis, used by the member Associations in dealing with important policy issues or otherwise negotiating with their respective central governments.
To apply for a Quick Response, NALAS member LGAs send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The request should describe what are the needs, how the LGA intends to use the result from the service and what are the deadlines for receiving the support.
Information from the region on how the Fire-fighter Service and Civil State Service are regulated (whether they are managed by local or central government and what are the institutions dealing with them).
Methodology for determining the size of the municipal waste fee in accordance with the amount of discarded waste 02.08.2010
NAMRB was involved in elaborating a draft of a new Law on Local taxes and fees. NALAS collected some good and detailed answers.
Information on IT projects that are/were self-sustainable and conducted in the past 2-3 years in the South-East Europe 20.07.2010
ZELS were looking if any of the NALAS member associations has developed and implemented such IT projects. They were looking for the abstracts to learn the idea of the project and about its self-sustainability.
Number of employees in municipal administration compared to number of inhabitants of the respective municipalities 14.07.2010
The information was needed for preparing policy arguments in discussion with the central government and to lobby for more appropriate and flexible staff structure in Montenegrin Municipalities. NALAS secretariat with the help of the National Knowledge Management Assistants has collected information, experts of legal acts and different analysis from 6 NALAS members’ countries.
The Serbian municipalities are in charge of street lighting and they pay substantial amounts from their budgets to local energy distribution companies for the used electricity. A number of Serbian municipalities have expressed interest to introduce individual, or group, charge for the service of street lighting and are looking for the way to do it. In this context, SKGO asked support from NALAS in respect to the legal conditions, municipal regulation and ordinances, technique of charging and financial effect of such a measure.
In 2010, the Croatian parliament adopted a new Act on salaries in local and regional units, introducing such regulation for the first time. In order to make an informed opinion of this Act and to protect the interests of the municipalities of Croatia, the Association of Municipalities of the Republic of Croatia requested information from the region on the problem of salaries at local level.
On 29 Ocotber 2009, Mr Zoran Vitorovic, member of the NALAS Task Force on Urban Planning, gave a lecture titled „Spatial planning practices in EU countries – Slovenian example“ to members of the Committee for Urban planning and housing of the Serbian Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities. The lecture was an opportunity to exchange experiences in the field of spatial planning, issuing building permits, and initiating discussion about the role of planners in development processes in every society. The Slovenian political system was presented, including the role division between different levels of government.