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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
Regulating Lobbying Activities

Regulating Lobbying Activities

This column presents options for securing compliance with local lobbying laws and questions to ask about what kind of laws make sense for a particular community.

October 2012
Strong Cities | Strong State Brings Home the Value of Cities and City Services

Strong Cities | Strong State Brings Home the Value of Cities and City Services

Help your city connect residents with valuable information and reach opinion leaders.

September 2012
League to Launch a New Communications and Outreach Assistance Program

League to Launch a New Communications and Outreach Assistance Program

Cities can tap into the opportunity provided by an increased focus on municipal issues.

September 2012
Jurupa Valley: The Last City in California?

Jurupa Valley: The Last City in California?

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
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
New Resources: The Latest in Best Practices and More

New Resources: The Latest in Best Practices and More

Local officials looking for tools to help them serve their communities now have access to a variety of new resources.

July 2012
Website Content for Local Agencies to Consider: A Checklist

Website Content for Local Agencies to Consider: A Checklist

June 2012
Local Agency Opportunities for Website Transparency

Local Agency Opportunities for Website Transparency

Public agency transparency comprises two dimensions: information and process. This article includes a handy checklist of items local agencies may want to consider including on their website.

June 2012