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Article Features Yvonne Hunter

Evaluating Green Fleet Options

Cities and counties throughout California are considering adopting policies and programs to “green” their fleets by purchasing fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles.

Article Features Eva SpiegelJude Hudson

Why Now Is a Smart Time to Consider Updating Your General Plan

At first glance, updating your city’s General Plan may not seem like a high priority. However, there are several compelling reasons why now is an excellent time to begin updating your General Plan.

Article Features Frank Benest

10 New Rules for Elected Officials in Times of Economic Meltdown

Local governments are experiencing permanent fiscal stress that undercuts their ability to respond to the big issues of the day. These rules provide helpful guidelines for local leaders.

Article Features Web Exclusive David SanderShelly Blanchard

Rancho Cordova’s Remarkable Transformation

Article Features Dustin McDonald

Effective Advocacy: What City Officials Need to Know About Pursuing Federal Grant Funding

A much larger share of federal spending is being distributed in the form of competitive grant funding through executive branch departments and agencies.

Article Features Terry Amsler

Cities Engage Residents in Budget Planning

Local officials throughout California are finding new and more participatory ways to involve residents in local budgeting processes.