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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
Lancaster’s Economic Stimulus Package Pays Dividends

Lancaster’s Economic Stimulus Package Pays Dividends

May 2011
Beaumont’s Economic Stimulus Program Produces Results

Beaumont’s Economic Stimulus Program Produces Results

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
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
Fiscal Oversight: Ask the Right Questions

Fiscal Oversight: Ask the Right Questions

One of the most important responsibilities for local officials is overseeing their agencies’ finances. What can elected officials do to exercise careful fiscal stewardship over taxpayer resources?

March 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
How Fremont Solved Transit and Infrastructure Problems

How Fremont Solved Transit and Infrastructure Problems

February 2011
10 New Rules for Elected Officials in Times of Economic Meltdown

10 New Rules for Elected Officials in Times of Economic Meltdown

Local governments are experiencing permanent fiscal stress that undercuts their ability to respond to the big issues of the day. These rules provide helpful guidelines for local leaders.

January 2011
Making the Most of Your Banking Relationship

Making the Most of Your Banking Relationship

Revisiting our banking relationships offers a painless way of recovering and generating revenue for our cash-strapped cities.

January 2011