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Managing More Effectively With a Strategic Communications Plan

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Coping with the Crunch: Utility and Water Savings

Cities are implementing a number of innovative strategies.

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An Ocean of Opportunity

The Marine Life Protection Act gives cities a tool to protect both economic and natural resources.

Article Features Eric Mchenry

How GIS Can Save Money and Increase Efficiency for Cities

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to automate the notification process reduced the amount of staff time needed to do the job by 90 percent. And that’s just one of several recent…

Article Features Michael Siminovitch

Tips for Your Community: How to Save Lighting Energy

The California Lighting Technology Center at the University of California, Davis, puts the goals of green design and energy-efficient lighting into practice and offers local governments a number of…

Article Features John F. Shirey

Is the State Eating Its Seed Corn? How Cutting Redevelopment Kills Jobs

Investments by redevelopment agencies represent one of the state’s most meaningful economic development programs.

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What the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Means for Your City

The federal economic stimulus funding is on a fast track. Here’s what you need to know about what’s available and how to apply.

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Help Starts Here: 211 Connects Residents With Resources

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New Approaches for Urgently Needed Road Maintenance

Thinking outside the box, using new technologies and leveraging funding opportunities are innovative strategies that cities can use to address deteriorating streets and pavement.

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2008 Legislative Highlights and Recognition

The legislative year was dominated by a three-way battle among the governor, Democrats and Republicans over how to close a $24 billion deficit spanning two budget cycles.