A Local Official’s Guide to Intergovernmental Conflict Resolution
It’s not uncommon for local agencies to find themselves in conflict. When local officials find themselves disagreeing about what’s in the broader public’s best interest or what the law requires, how do those disagreements get resolved? What is the best way to resolve a conflict between local officials who must continue to work together?
Inter-agency disagreements and disputes are usually worked through informally. But sometimes local officials may benefit from a neutral party in order to help avoid lawsuits. This booklet explains what processes are available to assist in such instances and how to find someone to help.
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