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San Carlos Takes a Different Approach to Cost Cutting

San Carlos Takes a Different Approach to Cost Cutting

The city needed a new strategy to solve a $3.5 million structural budget deficit.

August 2011
Acknowledging Our Accomplishments

Acknowledging Our Accomplishments

We have made significant progress during a year filled with obstacles and difficulties.

August 2011
Is the Bell Tolling for Pension Reform?

Is the Bell Tolling for Pension Reform?

Rapidly rising pension costs threaten the delivery of public services, compromise budgets and will push some cities to the brink of fiscal collapse.

July 2011
Plan Your Time at the Annual Conference Now!

Plan Your Time at the Annual Conference Now!

It’s time to start thinking about how to make the most of this educational opportunity.

July 2011
Evaluating Green Fleet Options

Evaluating Green Fleet Options

Cities and counties throughout California are considering adopting policies and programs to “green” their fleets by purchasing fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles.

July 2011
Beaumont’s Economic Stimulus Program Produces Results

Beaumont’s Economic Stimulus Program Produces Results

May 2011
Lancaster’s Economic Stimulus Package Pays Dividends

Lancaster’s Economic Stimulus Package Pays Dividends

May 2011
Killing Redevelopment: California’s Biggest Economic Mistake

Killing Redevelopment: California’s Biggest Economic Mistake

After FY 2011-12, the state will realize zero savings from shutting down redevelopment. But it will permanently destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs and wipe out billions of dollars in local economic activity.

April 2011
Why Now Is a Smart Time to Consider Updating Your General Plan

Why Now Is a Smart Time to Consider Updating Your General Plan

At first glance, updating your city’s General Plan may not seem like a high priority. However, there are several compelling reasons why now is an excellent time to begin updating your General Plan.

March 2011
Proposition 26: An Executive Summary for The Layperson

Proposition 26: An Executive Summary for The Layperson

Much effort has been expended trying to explain and analyze the purpose and effect of Proposition 26, the so-called “Stop Hidden Taxes Initiative.” This article provides the non-expert with tools to gain a working knowledge of Prop. 26.

March 2011