This program offers materials explaining the nuts and bolts of local government structures and processes for newly-elected or newly-appointed officials, members of the public, media, and for students at all educational levels who want a better understanding of how local government works.
These videos provide explanations from local agency experts on the nuts and bolts of key issues impacting local government including staff-executive relationships, leadership, and decision-making skills, and land use.
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The Institute for Local Government is committed to providing practical, impartial, and easy-to-use resources for California communities. Suggestions and feedback on the Institute’s materials are welcome.
Agencies or organizations are welcome to link to the Institute’s resources to agency websites that aim to explain key processes and issues to the media and public. Many materials are available in English and Spanish.