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How GIS Can Save Money and Increase Efficiency for Cities

How GIS Can Save Money and Increase Efficiency for Cities

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to automate the notification process reduced the amount of staff time needed to do the job by 90 percent. And that’s just one of several recent examples of success the City of Santa Rosa has experienced with GIS.

June 2009

How Maintaining Your IT Investment Can Help Your City Survive the Economic Downturn

June 2009
The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Changes to the Gift Rules, PART 2 OF 2

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Changes to the Gift Rules, PART 2 OF 2

June 2009
Is the State Eating Its Seed Corn? How Cutting Redevelopment Kills Jobs

Is the State Eating Its Seed Corn? How Cutting Redevelopment Kills Jobs

Investments by redevelopment agencies represent one of the state’s most meaningful economic development programs.

May 2009
Understanding the Basics of Local Agency Decision-Making

Understanding the Basics of Local Agency Decision-Making

May 2009
Cultivating Diversity in Municipal Management

Cultivating Diversity in Municipal Management

May 2009
Palmdale Community Builds New Recreation Facilities

Palmdale Community Builds New Recreation Facilities

April 2009
Help Starts Here: 211 Connects Residents With Resources

Help Starts Here: 211 Connects Residents With Resources

April 2009
The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Changes to the Gift Rules, PART 1 OF 2

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Changes to the Gift Rules, PART 1 OF 2

In 2008, the Fair Political Practices Commission modified the Political Reform Act’s gift rules. One of these changes – the increase in the limit on the annual monetary value of gifts local officials may receive - is very straightforward. Many of the other changes are more complex.

April 2009
Unusual Recipe Averts a Staffing Crisis

Unusual Recipe Averts a Staffing Crisis

Thoroughly screened and well-prepared interns were quickly able to help staff meet heavy workload demands in the City of San Luis Obispo. Now the city has a pool of highly trained and certified individuals who can transition smoothly into the work force to help fill slots created by an ongoing wave of retirees.

April 2009