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Topic - Public Trust & Ethics Archive

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Embracing Kindness to Build Stronger Communities

Embracing Kindness to Build Stronger Communities

Kindness is about culture; it is a way of thinking and acting. The ability to foster community resiliency is one of the most important benefits of promoting kindness.

December 2017
Torch Program Recognizes Leadership in Action and Continued Education

Torch Program Recognizes Leadership in Action and Continued Education

This voluntary program recognizes elected officials for continuing their education to enhance their knowledge and skills and for undertaking leadership roles to better serve the public.

December 2017
Tips for Effective Governance

Tips for Effective Governance

December 2017
Taking Proactive Steps to Avoid Scandal

Taking Proactive Steps to Avoid Scandal

When making decisions or taking action, the savvy local official embraces the notion that the law creates a floor for ethical behavior — not a ceiling. In other words, just because a particular course of action is legal doesn’t mean that it is ethical.

December 2017
On the Record

On the Record

Council members describe their city’s most challenging fiscal issue.

November 2017
Engaging Your Community in the Budgeting Process

Engaging Your Community in the Budgeting Process

Public involvement in city budgeting increases financial transparency and promotes greater trust.

November 2017
How Diversity Makes the League Stronger

How Diversity Makes the League Stronger

Diversity enriches California’s culture and economy and also plays a critically important role in the League.

November 2017
Police Departments Use Creative Approaches to Build Public Trust

Police Departments Use Creative Approaches to Build Public Trust

A foundation of community trust and strong community relationships is crucial for law enforcement to effectively prevent crime and safely resolve situations that involve residents.

October 2017
Local Siting Grants Available for Corrections Re-Entry Facilities

Local Siting Grants Available for Corrections Re-Entry Facilities

A $25 million Community-Based Transitional Housing Program offers incentive grants for providing transitional housing sites for recently released offenders.

October 2017
Stopping the Runaway Pension Train

Stopping the Runaway Pension Train

Increasing pension costs could push cities already in financial distress closer to the brink of bankruptcy.

October 2017
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