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Topic - Public Trust & Ethics Archive

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Increasing the Effectiveness of Public Engagement Efforts

Increasing the Effectiveness of Public Engagement Efforts

Online tools can bring more diverse voices to the local decision-making process.

June 2017
10 Changes Shaping Local Government Communications

10 Changes Shaping Local Government Communications

Social media and other tools are impacting city strategies.

June 2017
Immigrants, the Economy and Civic Engagement

Immigrants, the Economy and Civic Engagement

Immigrants contribute significantly to California’s economy, both as employers and workers. The cities of Brawley, Oakley and Mountain View offer examples of how engaging immigrant communities creates local opportunities.

May 2017
How Volunteerism Enriches Communities

How Volunteerism Enriches Communities

The small-town feeling of community that many of us experienced as youngsters has become more elusive. Volunteering gives us a sense of connectedness and offers multiple benefits.

April 2017
Mather Veterans Village: A Place to Call Home

Mather Veterans Village: A Place to Call Home

A new community for formerly homeless veterans with disabilities comprises 50 apartments, with plans underway to expand the project, add more housing and provide permanent supportive services on-site.

March 2017
California Voting Rights Act Reform Spurs Collaboration

California Voting Rights Act Reform Spurs Collaboration

The League and stakeholders negotiated a reform package that balances increased civic outreach with cost mitigation for cities.

February 2017
ILG Releases Updated Ethics Resources

ILG Releases Updated Ethics Resources

To help local officials navigate complex state and federal laws, ILG recently updated two of its flagship ethics resources.

December 2016
Open & Public: Newly Revised Guide to the Brown Act Now Available

Open & Public: Newly Revised Guide to the Brown Act Now Available

City officials, residents and journalists find this practical guide to be an invaluable resource.

December 2016
Proposition 54 Launches a New Era of Legislative Transparency

Proposition 54 Launches a New Era of Legislative Transparency

The measure won’t put the “gut and amend” game out of business, but it helps California voters, journalists and the democratic process.

December 2016
How Effective Is Your Council?

How Effective Is Your Council?

After the election is over it can be hard to put aside the competitive mindset, move beyond politics and begin working as a cohesive team.

November 2016