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Topic - Public Trust & Ethics Archive

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Public Engagement in Budgeting Leads to Greater Trust and Transparency

Public Engagement in Budgeting Leads to Greater Trust and Transparency

Engaging the community can inform the budgeting process and help residents understand the hard choices involved.

November 2015
Menlo Park Builds Relationships for Safer Neighborhoods

Menlo Park Builds Relationships for Safer Neighborhoods

The city is the first in the nation to have a full-time police officer position funded by a private company.

October 2015
West Sacramento’s Path to a Safer, Healthier Community

West Sacramento’s Path to a Safer, Healthier Community

A crime-ridden trail spurred unhappy residents into action and led to a collaborative effort involving a local nonprofit, the city, school district and multiple agencies.

October 2015
Those Pesky Elephants in the Room

Those Pesky Elephants in the Room

A number of “elephants” lurk in city halls statewide.

September 2015
Celebrating 60 Years of Service to California’s Local Governments

Celebrating 60 Years of Service to California’s Local Governments

The Institute for Local Government promotes good government at the local level by creating practical, impartial and easy-to-use resources for California communities.

August 2015
The Role of Vision, Tenacity and Humility in Leadership

The Role of Vision, Tenacity and Humility in Leadership

Dreamers see the possibilities that others are intimidated by or cannot envision, and they frequently are told they will undoubtedly fail.

August 2015
Leveraging the Power of Social Media When Disaster Strikes

Leveraging the Power of Social Media When Disaster Strikes

Emergencies offer an opportunity to connect with residents.

June 2015
What City Officials Need to Know About Cybersecurity

What City Officials Need to Know About Cybersecurity

Hackers generally hit the easiest targets first. Such an attack may be financially based rather than an attempt to cause mayhem in your city. Risk can be mitigated in many ways, but one of the simplest ways is through a good security awareness training program.

June 2015
Reducing Unfunded Liabilities for Other Post-Employment Benefits

Reducing Unfunded Liabilities for Other Post-Employment Benefits

Learn how one city reduced its liability by 73 percent.

May 2015
The Challenges of Open Data and Privacy Issues

The Challenges of Open Data and Privacy Issues

The recent advent of extraordinary technological advances has made it possible to provide easy access to city information and data. It has also presented an unprecedented opportunity to improve services and provide this information in formats that enable city residents and businesses to create or obtain programs that can manipulate and readily interpret and evaluate data made available or disclosed upon request. Cities are at a crossroads. As public stewards of information in this “brave new world,” we must balance the public’s interest in and right to public information against our residents’ privacy rights and interests. We must simultaneously protect the privacy rights of residents while providing open and transparent access to government information.

April 2015