Understanding “how to get things done as a newly elected
official” is a priority for local officials. New online resources
help streamline the process.
By acting now, local officials can build a future pool of committed, prepared public servants.
Local officials looking for tools to help them serve their
communities now have access to a variety of new resources.
The continued expansion in core green industries, such as energy
generation and efficiency, recycling and waste, clean
transportation, water and wastewater, offers cause for guarded
Land-use planning can present difficult and divisive issues for
communities. A local agency’s land-use planning decisions
literally affect people where they live.
While there is no easy answer to the difficult decisions local leaders must often make, a number of strategies can make such work easier. A key element of the Institute for Local Government’s…
Local agencies throughout California are employing joint-use agreements as a tool to stretch taxpayer resources as far as possible in service to shared constituents.
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?
The institute releases materials for local agencies about
involving the public in local budgeting, working with local
clergy and congregations, and public engagement stories.