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Executive Director's Message

How to Help Your Council and Staff Do Their Best Work in Hard Times

How to Help Your Council and Staff Do Their Best Work in Hard Times

Too Much Waste Costing Too Much Money: It’s Time for Product Stewardship

Too Much Waste Costing Too Much Money: It’s Time for Product Stewardship

Despite recycling efforts, waste generation continues to increase.

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News from the Institute for Local Government

Symposium Focuses On Creating Healthier Neighborhoods

Symposium Focuses On Creating Healthier Neighborhoods

Coping with the Crunch: Utility and Water Savings

Coping with the Crunch: Utility and Water Savings

Cities are implementing a number of innovative strategies.

An Ocean of Opportunity

An Ocean of Opportunity

The Marine Life Protection Act gives cities a tool to protect both economic and natural resources.

2009 Annual Conference Preview

2009 Annual Conference Preview

How to Help Your Council and Staff Do Their Best Work in Hard Times

How to Help Your Council and Staff Do Their Best Work in Hard Times

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Sustainable Cities

Calculating Carbon Emissions

Calculating Carbon Emissions

Is it better to invest in high-efficiency fluorescent lamps or a new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system if you can’t do both?

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Perris Solar Shine Program Saves Money and Resources

Perris Solar Shine Program Saves Money and Resources

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Legal Notes

How Cities Can Manage Legal Costs Without Increasing Risk

City attorneys are exploring ways to provide more cost-effective legal assistance while maintaining the level of service expected by the city.