These resources are intended to help executive staff better collaborate with council and board members and address some of the stressors inherent in the relationship. Content includes: ways to promote effective governance, responsibilities and powers and tips to encourage resident leadership.
California’s cities, counties and special districts need the best of leadership and management to effectively govern. When elected officials and top management professionals partner and govern efficiently, the municipal agencies can more effectively serve their constituencies.
This section of resources is devoted to informing newly elected and appointed officials, staff, public and media about the roles, responsibilities and powers of local agencies. Topics include the authorities and limitations of local agencies, sources of law and descriptions of individual agency functions as defined by statutes and charters.