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Topic - Municipal Finance Archive

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A Word From Outgoing League President Robin Lowe

A Word From Outgoing League President Robin Lowe

Lowe summarizes the League’s challenges and successes during the past year.

September 2010
Fontana’s Public-Private Partnership Builds a World-Class Park

Fontana’s Public-Private Partnership Builds a World-Class Park

September 2010
Understanding the New Water Conservation Mandates:

Understanding the New Water Conservation Mandates:

The state’s newest water conservation requirements for local governments will affect virtually every community in California.

July 2010
Obsession Can Be a Virtue in Protecting Local Revenues From the State

Obsession Can Be a Virtue in Protecting Local Revenues From the State

While public support for our ballot measure is strong, we have to ask ourselves whether we are prepared to devote the effort, resources and focus to this priority to ensure success in November.

July 2010
Partnering to Build Better Communities

Partnering to Build Better Communities

The Strategic Growth Council offers technical assistance and administers grant funding for local governments.

July 2010
Six Key Considerations for Diversifying Your Water Supply Portfolio Using Desalination

Six Key Considerations for Diversifying Your Water Supply Portfolio Using Desalination

July 2010
U.S. Communities: The Gold Standard for Cooperative Purchasing

U.S. Communities: The Gold Standard for Cooperative Purchasing

While many purchasing cooperatives offer services, the League sponsors only one: U.S. Communities. Since 2001, the program has saved public agencies more than $1.3 billion. Several key elements set U.S. Communities apart from other regional and national programs.

June 2010
Using Keypad Polling to Enhance Public Meetings

Using Keypad Polling to Enhance Public Meetings

It can be a challenge to design public meeting that allow a large and diverse group of residents to collaboratively identify and offer their preferences or recommendations to decision-makers in a limited amount of time. One technique that’s gaining popularity is the use of handheld wireless keypad devices, also known as keypad polling.

June 2010
Finding Strength in Shared Values and Diversity

Finding Strength in Shared Values and Diversity

Our shared values of local control and self-determination affect the breadth and depth of our organization’s leadership in every action we take. The policy-making process and procedures we employ are designed to ensure that our entire membership is represented because it is imperative that our policies reflect our broad constituency. The League is powerful largely because of the participation of its entire membership.

June 2010
Sunnyvale Dramatically Accelerates Capital Improvement Projects

Sunnyvale Dramatically Accelerates Capital Improvement Projects

Innovative thinking helped Sunnyvale speed the execution of about 30 projects with a total value of $60 million. A winning combination of low bids, grants and a streamlined administrative process have allowed the program to grow from its targeted $60 million in projects to more than $100 million in less than a year.

May 2010