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New Resources: The Latest in Best Practices and More

New Resources: The Latest in Best Practices and More

Local officials looking for tools to help them serve their communities now have access to a variety of new resources.

July 2012
California’s Green Economy Links Economic Development and Sustainability

California’s Green Economy Links Economic Development and Sustainability

The continued expansion in core green industries, such as energy generation and efficiency, recycling and waste, clean transportation, water and wastewater, offers cause for guarded optimism.

May 2012
Resources for Involving the Public in Land-Use Planning Decisions

Resources for Involving the Public in Land-Use Planning Decisions

Land-use planning can present difficult and divisive issues for communities. A local agency’s land-use planning decisions literally affect people where they live.

March 2012
Resources for Leaders in Difficult Times

Resources for Leaders in Difficult Times

While there is no easy answer to the difficult decisions local leaders must often make, a number of strategies can make such work easier. A key element of the Institute for Local Government’s mission in service to local leaders is providing information on such strategies.

January 2012
Intergovernmental Collaboration Through Joint Use of Facilities

Intergovernmental Collaboration Through Joint Use of Facilities

Local agencies throughout California are employing joint-use agreements as a tool to stretch taxpayer resources as far as possible in service to shared constituents.

November 2011
Annual Conference Sessions Focus on Harnessing Community Resources to Address Current Challenges

Annual Conference Sessions Focus on Harnessing Community Resources to Address Current Challenges

September 2011
Recognizing Leadership

Recognizing Leadership

July 2011
The Value of Sharing Your Agency’s Story

The Value of Sharing Your Agency’s Story

May 2011
Fiscal Oversight: Ask the Right Questions

Fiscal Oversight: Ask the Right Questions

One of the most important responsibilities for local officials is overseeing their agencies’ finances. What can elected officials do to exercise careful fiscal stewardship over taxpayer resources?

March 2011
Nurturing Civic Leadership Skills In 21st Century California

Nurturing Civic Leadership Skills In 21st Century California

January 2011