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August 2016

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President's Message

Navigating the Ups and Downs of the Council-Manager Relationship

Navigating the Ups and Downs of the Council-Manager Relationship

First and foremost, the relationship between the city council and the city manager is a partnership that serves the community.

Inspiring a Lifelong Commitment to Civic Engagement

Inspiring a Lifelong Commitment to Civic Engagement

Because a healthy democracy is built upon a foundation of engaged citizens, inspiring young people to become involved is essential to the future of strong cities.

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News from the Institute for Local Government

Summer Night Lights Program Keeps LA Parks Safe After Dark

Summer Night Lights Program Keeps LA Parks Safe After Dark

The City of Los Angeles launched a program in which parks are kept open until 11:00 p.m., and volunteers and staff facilitate safe, healthy activities.

Cities Collaborate to Help Give Kids a Running Start for School

Cities Collaborate to Help Give Kids a Running Start for School

Using programs ranging from truancy reduction to summer reading, cities are taking unique and collaborative approaches to combat summer learning loss and prepare students of all ages to return to school.

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Menifee’s Youth Advisory Committee Boosts the Community

Menifee’s Youth Advisory Committee Boosts the Community

The committee advises the council and participates in local events.

Palmdale’s Season of Service Puts Volunteers to Work

Palmdale’s Season of Service Puts Volunteers to Work

Palmdale gives residents a way to help address critical infrastructure challenges.

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Legal Notes

Preserving Access While Regulating Conduct in Public Libraries

Preserving Access While Regulating Conduct in Public Libraries

Open library access can lead to dilemmas such as situations involving patrons who bring in excessive amounts of personal belongings and use the library as a temporary shelter.