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November 2008

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Executive Director's Message

The League at 110: Focused on Local Control --- and Always Looking Ahead

Protecting local control requires flexibility and responsiveness to the needs and desires of the electorate on issues that demand substantive, thoughtful public policy – without sacrificing local...

Tax-Exempt Lease-Purchase Financing Options for Local Governments

Local agencies use this solution to leverage time and resources.

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News from the Institute for Local Government

Understanding Local Government: Three Resources on Municipal Finance

Three publications cover the nuts and bolts of fiscal management and revenue resources.

Two-Thirds Budget Vote Has to Go

Two-Thirds Budget Vote Requirement Is Not the Problem

California's Two-Thirds Legislative Vote Requirement and Its Role in the State Budget Process

What does the two-thirds requirement mean for California’s budget process?

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Sustainable Cities

Moving Toward Fuel-Efficient and Alternative-Fuel Fleets: 10 Questions Local Officials Should Ask

Increasing fuel prices and tightening budget constraints have many local officials exploring a transition to fuel-efficient and alternative fuel vehicles.

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Newport Beach Devises Long-Term Plan for Funding Facilities

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Legal Notes

Lost In Translation: Local Public Agencies and Translating Official Documents

A look at the federal and state laws related to translation requirements.

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Special Series

Reaching Out to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Residents

Reaching Out to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Residents

Public Involvement in Budgeting: Options for Local Officials

Public Involvement in Budgeting: Options for Local Officials

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