Local agencies are a favorite target for cyberattacks. Plan now
for what can happen if a cyberattacker seizes control of your
city’s data and systems.
It is unreasonable and unacceptable for the telecom industry to
expect it can override the legitimate concerns and best interests
of our residents and cities.
This new law affects cities in several significant ways.
A chief information officer describes how lessons learned from
modestly sized cities can apply to cities of all sizes.
Over 100 opportunity funds with more than $23 billion are
searching for investment-worthy projects of all types.
Resources are available for those with the
determination to understand and use the new tools and funding
Amped Kitchens blends innovation and economic development.
City leaders are pursuing new and innovative ways to enhance
their community’s economic well-being.
The census drives important funding for city programs. California
cities can play an active role in helping to make the 2020 census
fair and accurate.
The city financed a transitional residence for its homeless
The East Porterville Water Supply Project offers a model for
helping to meet the clean and sustainable drinking water needs of
Residents and local communities have numerous concerns related to
the telecom industry’s efforts to preempt local control.
Although less than half a dozen desalination plants currently
exist in the state, the idea is gaining momentum and greater
support at the state level.
The next recession may be just around the corner, but the state
is much better positioned to weather it — and that bodes well for
local governments. Hot topics include sales tax and more.
Melissa Kuehne is communications and development manager for the
Institute for Local Government; she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynnette Kelly is president and CEO of the Municipal Securities
Rulemaking Board and can be reached at email@example.com.
Sharing the city’s budget information with the community helps
residents understand constraints and develop informed opinions on
how limited financial resources should be allocated.
Since 2008, TRIP has helped 16 agencies finance more than $230
million for transportation projects.
Cities can take proactive steps to better position themselves for
the impacts of the next major economic downturn.