We specialize in working in conjunction with government relations teams to advocate their position to appointed or elected decision makers.
Educate – Identify – Mobilize
WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW WILL HURT YOU!
Most companies spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on land options, environmental studies, test drilling and market testing, all worthy expenditures. But in 2016, when it is much more likely that local opposition and local political pressure will kill or at best significantly delay your project, why would you not conduct a political assessment as well.
Having River Landing Solutions conduct an independent, unfiltered political assessment provides our clients the benefit of an unbiased assessment of every government board and official who will either make a recommendation or have a vote on their application. You should know before you begin, who is the anti-development environmentalist, who has a family member who works for a competitor or who led an opposition group six years earlier and used it to get elected to the city council. Included in a typical assessment among other information will be:
- The background of any person that has any involvement in the decision of your application.
- The political affiliations of all board members.
- Who are their major supporters within the community?
- How have they voted on issues similar to this in the past?
- Are there any potential conflicts of interest of any board members?
- How susceptible is each board member to constituent pressure?
- Where we believe your opposition is likely to come from and why?
- Will the local opposition likely be NIMBY driven, influenced by a regional environmental group or even if they would be funded by area competitors.
You would like to know, what community organization or which group of residents are likely to oppose your application. On the more controversial matters, you would like to be able to anticipate which regional environmental or other lobbying groups will get involved or which one of your competitors will be funding the opposition.
Our assessment will be able to identify where you will be able to recruit supporters for your project and what is the most effective message to use when meeting with the public.
We will provide out client with a comprehensive report on the community politics and residents. We will include a complete analysis of the potential of your application successfully moving through the approval process and where roadblocks will be. We will finish our assessment with a set of recommendations for moving forward and a campaign plan to best implement those recommendations.