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Topic - Public Trust & Ethics Archive

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City Officials Think Regionally to Tackle Transportation, Housing and Environmental Issues

City Officials Think Regionally to Tackle Transportation, Housing and Environmental Issues

March 2011
Fiscal Oversight: Ask the Right Questions

Fiscal Oversight: Ask the Right Questions

One of the most important responsibilities for local officials is overseeing their agencies’ finances. What can elected officials do to exercise careful fiscal stewardship over taxpayer resources?

March 2011
Why Now Is a Smart Time to Consider Updating Your General Plan

Why Now Is a Smart Time to Consider Updating Your General Plan

At first glance, updating your city’s General Plan may not seem like a high priority. However, there are several compelling reasons why now is an excellent time to begin updating your General Plan.

March 2011
Nurturing Civic Leadership Skills In 21st Century California

Nurturing Civic Leadership Skills In 21st Century California

January 2011
Transparency In Local Government:Protecting Your Community Against Corruption

Transparency In Local Government:Protecting Your Community Against Corruption

December 2010
Proactively Building Public Trust in Local Government

Proactively Building Public Trust in Local Government

December 2010
The Ethical Hazards of City Council Members Attending Other Board Meetings

The Ethical Hazards of City Council Members Attending Other Board Meetings

December 2010

How the City of San Jose Increased Transparency and Accountability

December 2010
Rancho Cordova’s Annual Corporate Report Educates the Community And Builds Trust

Rancho Cordova’s Annual Corporate Report Educates the Community And Builds Trust

November 2010
Cities Engage Residents in Budget Planning

Cities Engage Residents in Budget Planning

Local officials throughout California are finding new and more participatory ways to involve residents in local budgeting processes.

November 2010