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November 2006

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Executive Director's Message

Declarations of Independence Should Be Made Every Day

Declarations of Independence Should Be Made Every Day

Is Your City in Good Financial Shape?

A safe and secure community depends on fiscally healthy local governments that can provide public services for the community, with a balance of revenues and costs over time – even as the...

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News from the Institute for Local Government

Symposium Explores Better Communication Strategies for Promoting Local Government

How GASB 45 Will Affect Your City or Agency: What You Need to Know

How GASB 45 Will Affect Your City or Agency: What You Need to Know

Many cities that have begun implementing the new accounting requirements of GASB 45 have discovered that the results can be shocking. What are your agency’s options?

Metered Utility Rates Are Subject to Proposition 218

Metered Utility Rates Are Subject to Proposition 218

The state Supreme Court has determined that metered rates for water, sewer service and government-provided waste collection are “property-related fees” under Proposition 218.

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Legal Notes

Controlling Disruptive Public Speakers At Open Meetings

Controlling Disruptive Public Speakers At Open Meetings

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Special Series

How Long Beach Weathered the Storm and Restored Its Fiscal Health

In 2002, the city discovered that its $368 million general fund had a structural deficit of $43 million, a figure that would exceed $102 million in just three years if nothing were done.