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President's Message

Regional Effort Helps Communities Save Money, Energy, Water and the Environment

Regional Effort Helps Communities Save Money, Energy, Water and the Environment

City officials are searching for ways to improve municipal efficiency, conserve resources and stretch the public’s dollars. In Southern California, a regional collaboration has found a way to do...

Using Verified Response to Reduce False Alarms

Using Verified Response to Reduce False Alarms

How GIS Can Save Money and Increase Efficiency for Cities

How GIS Can Save Money and Increase Efficiency for Cities

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to automate the notification process reduced the amount of staff time needed to do the job by 90 percent. And that’s just one of several recent...

Tips for Your Community: How to Save Lighting Energy

Tips for Your Community: How to Save Lighting Energy

The California Lighting Technology Center at the University of California, Davis, puts the goals of green design and energy-efficient lighting into practice and offers local governments a number of...

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Everyday Ethics for Local Officials

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Changes to the Gift Rules, PART 2 OF 2

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Changes to the Gift Rules, PART 2 OF 2