The measure won’t put the “gut and amend” game out of business,
but it helps California voters, journalists and the democratic
During a ballot measure campaign, a critic said, “If you’re going
to try to kill the king, you’d better succeed.”
Cities have a responsibility to work with their county, state and
federal partners to provide the services needed to address this
It is often said that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
It also appears to be the price of local control.
A 6-year-old boy’s rules for his Spy Club provide food for
thought regarding public service.
By definition, effective public managers are both problem-solvers
and leaders, but it requires a special type to take the helm of a
public agency in crisis.
The strategic goal-setting process involves representatives from
all of the League’s policy committees, departments, divisions and
diversity caucuses as well as its entire board of directors….
New research on the early brain development of poor children may
be useful in helping us rethink our intervention approaches.
A number of “elephants” lurk in city halls statewide.
The new federal landscape will require innovative leadership from
city officials and other civic leaders.
Public spaces unite us and inspire our nation’s explorers,
dreamers and leaders.
City leaders often must inspire people to accept and even support
changes in their lives that they might otherwise oppose, and
storytelling can play a key role.