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In Case We Haven’t Met: ILG Provides Tools and Resources for Local Leaders

In Case We Haven’t Met: ILG Provides Tools and Resources for Local Leaders

The ILG website offers a broad array of tools for newly elected local officials and their staff as well as seasoned officials.

January 2013
Filarsky v. Delia: An Unqualified Win For Qualified Immunity

Filarsky v. Delia: An Unqualified Win For Qualified Immunity

The doctrine of qualified immunity protects government defendants from liability as long as their conduct did not violate clearly established law. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled on the issue of whether private contractors also enjoy qualified immunity, which has a potentially significant impact on all cities.

December 2012
Blind Spots: Money, Public Service and the Ethical Hazards of Self-Interest

Blind Spots: Money, Public Service and the Ethical Hazards of Self-Interest

Recent media coverage of public officials’ ethical lapses raises questions about the underlying causes of such behavior. This column explores why people make poor choices and the roles that rationalizing and denial play in the decision-making process.

December 2012
Making Strides on Public Pension Reform

Making Strides on Public Pension Reform

The League made pension reform its top strategic priority in 2012 and succeeded in accomplishing this goal as the legislative session concluded.

November 2012
Make Volunteer Programs a Financial Asset, Not a Liability

Make Volunteer Programs a Financial Asset, Not a Liability

As cities implement deeper budget cuts, volunteers are performing more physically and intellectually demanding functions.

November 2012
Mark Your Calendar Now for November Legislative Briefings

Mark Your Calendar Now for November Legislative Briefings

The Legislative Briefings cover information of critical importance to cities and are offered in two formats, online and in person, to make them readily accessible for all member cities.

October 2012
Realignment: How Cities Can Maximize Existing Powers and Recover Costs to Fight Crime

Realignment: How Cities Can Maximize Existing Powers and Recover Costs to Fight Crime

Cities can draw on their own police powers and state laws to abate problems from drugs and prostitution to graffiti and gangs.

October 2012
Regulating Lobbying Activities

Regulating Lobbying Activities

This column presents options for securing compliance with local lobbying laws and questions to ask about what kind of laws make sense for a particular community.

October 2012
Taking the Long View

Taking the Long View

The League’s role in advocating for cities has a rich history.

September 2012
Join a League Policy Committee and Make Your Voice Heard

Join a League Policy Committee and Make Your Voice Heard

Policy committees play an integral role in the League’s decision making process and influence on statewide policy affecting cities.

September 2012