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
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.