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Open & Public: Newly Revised Guide to the Brown Act Now Available

Open & Public: Newly Revised Guide to the Brown Act Now Available

City officials, residents and journalists find this practical guide to be an invaluable resource.

December 2016
Proposition 54 Launches a New Era of Legislative Transparency

Proposition 54 Launches a New Era of Legislative Transparency

The measure won’t put the “gut and amend” game out of business, but it helps California voters, journalists and the democratic process.

December 2016
Religion in the Public Sector Workplace

Religion in the Public Sector Workplace

Public employers often face situations in which the religious beliefs of their employees become a major legal issue. This article explains applicable law and addresses some common scenarios.

December 2016
How Effective Is Your Council?

How Effective Is Your Council?

After the election is over it can be hard to put aside the competitive mindset, move beyond politics and begin working as a cohesive team.

November 2016
A Primer on California City Revenues, Part One: Revenue Basics

A Primer on California City Revenues, Part One: Revenue Basics

Though every city is different, some essential elements of city revenues are common to cities throughout California.

November 2016
Fort Bragg Makes Bees a Priority

Fort Bragg Makes Bees a Priority

Fort Bragg is California’s first Bee City USA®.

October 2016
Some Final Thoughts About Leadership, Democracy and the League

Some Final Thoughts About Leadership, Democracy and the League

During a ballot measure campaign, a critic said, “If you’re going to try to kill the king, you’d better succeed.”

October 2016
A Farewell Interview With Executive Director Chris McKenzie

A Farewell Interview With Executive Director Chris McKenzie

McKenzie will retire this month.

October 2016
Santa Rosa’s Violence Prevention Efforts Lead to Success

Santa Rosa’s Violence Prevention Efforts Lead to Success

Multiple agencies and local organizations partnered to reduce violent crime.

October 2016
Changes Ahead for CEQA Traffic Studies: How Your City Can Prepare Now

Changes Ahead for CEQA Traffic Studies: How Your City Can Prepare Now

An upcoming amendment will significantly change how local public agencies are required to analyze development projects’ traffic impacts.

October 2016