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News from the Institute for Local Government

This monthly newsletter features ILG news and resources as well as upcoming events of interest to local officials, staff and residents across California

October 2017

ILG Launches New Public Engagement Framework

ILG has developed a new framework any local government can use to plan and execute public engagement efforts. The TIERS Public Engagement Framework supports local officials and staff as they look to use deliberative planning to execute better public engagement activities. The TIERS Framework contains five ‘pillars’: Think, Initiate, Engage, Review and Shift. Each pillar provides step-by-step directions and companion resources to build a thorough public engagement plan. To access the framework, click here.

Police Departments Use Creative Approaches to
Build Public Trust

A foundation of community trust is crucial for law enforcement to effectively prevent crime and safely resolve situations that involve residents. As media attention has thrust police departments nationwide into the spotlight, that trust is being put to the test. Police departments throughout California are rising to the challenge of building public confidence and strong relationships in the community — particularly with youth — by implementing creative partnerships and programs as part of their policing strategy. Read more.

To access ILG’s public engagement resources, click here, and for more information about ILG’s Summer Meal Coalition, click here.

New Public Engagement Webinars Added to Fall Webinar Schedule!

ILG is hosting a number of webinars this fall on ethics and public engagement topics – they are all listed below.

The Brown Act
Date: November 1, 2017  |  Time: 10:00am
 
Are You Ready for Public Engagement?
Date: November 8, 2017  |  Time: 11:00am
 
Completing Your Statement of Economic Interest – Form 700
Date: November 16, 2017  |  Time: 10:00am
 
Tips to Promote an Ethical and Transparent Culture
Date: December 5, 2017  |  Time: 2:00pm
 
Public Engagement: When to Use a Professional Facilitator
Date: December 14, 2017  |  Time: 10:00am 

Click here to find out more and register.

Homelessness Taskforce Holds Final Meeting

Last week the Joint League and CSAC Homelessness Taskforce held their final meeting. The Taskforce received an update on recent affordable housing legislation; discussed components of the final report including programmatic and funding options, homelessness plans, partnerships and community engagement and best practices; and brainstormed possible training opportunities on these topics.

Click here to find out more, and look for the final report in late 2017.

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