A Recreational Funding FormulaA Marine Safety Example

Authors

  • William C. Gartner

Keywords:

funding formula, public funds, marine safety.

Abstract

The development of formulas to distribute public funds usually occurs without any scientific analysis. One recreation related public service activity (Marine Law Enforcement) was analyzed, resulting in a formula which can be used to distribute funds required to operate the program. The developed formula is dynamic, in that, it allows for numerous changes in the method of marine law enforcement and also adjusts to boaters' changes in preferred use areas. The formula was developed in five component parts. This approach allowed for examination of relative costs between components. The consequences of any policy changes that affect the Marine Safety program can be monetarily tracked with the developed formula.?

Published

1984-10-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers