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Article Features by Dan Carrigg

2018 Legislative and Ballot Year in Review

Ballot measure-related activities dominated much of the year for the League. Other areas of focus included successfully advocating for homelessness funding and defending local control on a number of fronts.

Article Executive Director's Message by Carolyn Coleman

After the Campaign Is Over: Aim for Exceptional

Two-thirds of Americans surveyed in a 2018 poll had a favorable opinion of their local government. The public will continue to look favorably on local government and a functioning local democracy if newly elected and re-elected mayors and council members embrace the attributes of exceptional councils.

La Quinta Transforms Its Workplace Culture to Better Serve the Community

The city set out to create an energetic and engaged workforce and foster a culture of creativity, innovation and passion.

Article President’s Message by Jan Arbuckle

Steer Clear of Trouble: Refresh Your Knowledge and Update Your Skills

It’s easy to make a misstep by not understanding that what may seem acceptable or harmless may nevertheless be a violation of the law with serious consequences.

Article City Forum by Randi Kay Stephens

Transitioning to Districts and Sustaining Effective Governance as a Council

Following the move from at-large to district-based elections, Concord’s city officials and staff wanted to be proactive in establishing governance norms. This article outlines key issues related to the transition and how the city approached them.

Article Features by Melissa Kuehne

City Use of Social Media: Legal & Other Considerations

Little legal precedent exists related to what cities can and cannot do on social media. However, when making decisions about how to engage on social media, cities should consider a number of legal and practical issues.

Article City Forum by Jennifer Whiting

New to City Government? The League Is Here to Help

Take advantage of many excellent opportunities to learn about your new role and the issues that you may encounter during your time on the council.

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January 2019

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