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Blind Spots: Money, Public Service and the Ethical Hazards of Self-Interest

Blind Spots: Money, Public Service and the Ethical Hazards of Self-Interest

Recent media coverage of public officials’ ethical lapses raises questions about the underlying causes of such behavior. This column explores why people make poor choices and the roles that rationalizing and denial play in the decision-making process.

December 2012
San Carlos Adopts Innovative Contracting Techniques to Maintain Service Levels

San Carlos Adopts Innovative Contracting Techniques to Maintain Service Levels

Like many California cities, San Carlos has faced some serious budgetary challenges in recent years.

November 2012
Make Volunteer Programs a Financial Asset, Not a Liability

Make Volunteer Programs a Financial Asset, Not a Liability

As cities implement deeper budget cuts, volunteers are performing more physically and intellectually demanding functions.

November 2012
Resources to Help New Leaders Get Started

Resources to Help New Leaders Get Started

Understanding “how to get things done as a newly elected official” is a priority for local officials. New online resources help streamline the process.

November 2012
Making Strides on Public Pension Reform

Making Strides on Public Pension Reform

The League made pension reform its top strategic priority in 2012 and succeeded in accomplishing this goal as the legislative session concluded.

November 2012
Santa Monica Opens Career Doors for Young Girls

Santa Monica Opens Career Doors for Young Girls

September 2012
Annual Conference Highlights

Annual Conference Highlights

An overview of upcoming highlights at the League of California Cities 2012 Annual Conference & Expo.

September 2012
“Shout Out” to Youth About Local Civics and Careers in City Government

“Shout Out” to Youth About Local Civics and Careers in City Government

By acting now, local officials can build a future pool of committed, prepared public servants.

September 2012
Reflecting on Our Progress and Moving Forward

Reflecting on Our Progress and Moving Forward

The League has met the challenges of the past year, and much work remains to be done.

August 2012
Regulating Lobbying Activities

Regulating Lobbying Activities

This article examines common elements of lobbying laws and how these laws typically regulate lobbyist behavior.

August 2012