Setting priorities is important, as resources become increasingly tight for California local agencies. Institute advisor Frank Benest, Ph.D. offers 10 strategies to respond to resource limitations in this article.
These materials examine the role community leaders play when a crisis occurs. They include Crisis & Emergency Risk Communications by Leader for Leaders, which analyzes the experience of federal, state and local government leaders in responding to a variety of kinds of community crises.
A related piece examines the issue of whether and how local officials should acknowledge responsibility for unfortunate events.