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October 2010

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President's Message

Fighting to Protect Our Communities’ Economic Health and Quality of Life

Fighting to Protect Our Communities’ Economic Health and Quality of Life

The impact of state raids on local funds threatens not only the economy but also the vital community services and residents’ safety and quality of life.

Public-Private Partnership in Auburn Improves Fire Safety

Public-Private Partnership in Auburn Improves Fire Safety

Peninsula Communities Promote Civic Participation to Prepare for Disasters

Peninsula Communities Promote Civic Participation to Prepare for Disasters

What You Need to Know About Regionalizing Public Safety Responsibilities

What You Need to Know About Regionalizing Public Safety Responsibilities

As public agencies explore cost-saving measures, one option is regionalizing public safety services by consolidating, contracting or sharing services with neighboring agencies.

Dealing With Changes to Prison Sentencing and Parole Requires Communication and Partnership

Dealing With Changes to Prison Sentencing and Parole Requires Communication and Partnership

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Stockton’s Operation Peacekeeper Focuses on Reducing Gang Violence

Stockton’s Operation Peacekeeper Focuses on Reducing Gang Violence

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Everyday Ethics for Local Officials

Closed Session Leaks: Discretion Is The Better Part of Valor — and Ethics

Closed Session Leaks: Discretion Is The Better Part of Valor — and Ethics