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President's Message

Using Technology to Enhance Transparency

Using Technology to Enhance Transparency

Technology offers many ways for local governments to increase and enhance the transparency of their operations. A proactive approach is best when it comes to providing information to residents and...

Meetings and Technology: Finding the Right Balance

Meetings and Technology: Finding the Right Balance

Local agency officials and staff are wise to be mindful of transparency and fair process issues related to technology.

Under California: Knowing What Lies Beneath

Under California: Knowing What Lies Beneath

Most people are generally unaware of what lies beneath the streets they travel on each day. Understanding the sub-surface infrastructure is an important local government consideration.

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Redlands311: Smartphone App Serves Residents

Redlands311: Smartphone App Serves Residents

The app provides a way to report a wide range of issues, including potholes, vandalism, water leaks and more, directly to city staff.

SmartRiverside Transforms Community and Fosters Innovation

SmartRiverside Transforms Community and Fosters Innovation

SmartRiverside has helped transform the city by promoting high-tech businesses, encouraging collaboration and creating a forum for communication between students and high-tech organizations.

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Everyday Ethics for Local Officials

Who Gets to Use Agency Seals, Logos, Letterhead and Other Insignia?

Who Gets to Use Agency Seals, Logos, Letterhead and Other Insignia?

Examining how other local agencies handle these issues provides a helpful starting place for determining which approach best serves your agency’s needs.

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