Local governments frequently use technology to engage their communities in public meetings and the decision-making process. Many such options are outlined in new resources available from the Institute for Local Government (ILG).
The dissolution of redevelopment agencies coupled with the lingering recession’s effects left many cities seeking new approaches to local economic development. Two new resources provide practical tips on proven techniques that local leaders can use to enhance their communities’ economic prosperity and fiscal health.
As we wait to learn who will be recognized with Beacon and Spotlight Awards this year, find out what the City of San Rafael did to receive the first ever Beacon Award. Read about how the city’s achievements, best practices and guiding principles helped set it apart on its path to sustainability.
Find out how the Beacon Award program has served as a catalyst for innovative and effective solutions addressing climate change at the local level and for informing the community about these activities.
The public is demanding answers and information about a recent tragedy in our community, expressing a strong desire that those responsible be held accountable. Our local agency staff is investigating what happened and whether any wrongdoing has occurred. What is the best approach for sharing information?