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Reading Employees’ Text Messages: A Heads Up for Public Agencies

Reading Employees’ Text Messages: A Heads Up for Public Agencies

June 2010
Will California's Future Bring All-Mail Ballot Elections?

Will California's Future Bring All-Mail Ballot Elections?

June 2010
Using Keypad Polling to Enhance Public Meetings

Using Keypad Polling to Enhance Public Meetings

It can be a challenge to design public meeting that allow a large and diverse group of residents to collaboratively identify and offer their preferences or recommendations to decision-makers in a limited amount of time. One technique that’s gaining popularity is the use of handheld wireless keypad devices, also known as keypad polling.

June 2010
Fairfield’s Strategies for Successful Economic Development During a Recession

Fairfield’s Strategies for Successful Economic Development During a Recession

May 2010
Pleasanton’s Alviso Adobe  Community Park: A Unique Window to the Past

Pleasanton’s Alviso Adobe Community Park: A Unique Window to the Past

April 2010
Lower Your Costs by Adopting an Employee Wellness Policy

Lower Your Costs by Adopting an Employee Wellness Policy

Obesity-related health care and physical inactivity cost California $41 billion annually. In their role as employers, cities can affect two leading components of health: nutrition and exercise. Because employees spend a significant amount of time at work, it makes sense to introduce programs that make it easier for them to eat healthier ford and increase activity levels.

April 2010
Challenges to Local Control Emerge in Mobile-Home Park Ordinance Trends

Challenges to Local Control Emerge in Mobile-Home Park Ordinance Trends

March 2010
Efficient Transportation: A Snapshot of Local Agency Programs and Policies

Efficient Transportation: A Snapshot of Local Agency Programs and Policies

February 2010
California Civic Leadership Institute Prepares Local Leaders With Legislative Aspirations

California Civic Leadership Institute Prepares Local Leaders With Legislative Aspirations

February 2010
10 Things You Can Do Now To Support a Complete Census Count in Your City

10 Things You Can Do Now To Support a Complete Census Count in Your City

February 2010