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Local Government Management
Compared to the private sector, public-sector organizations will always be at a disadvantage when it comes to this management pain point.
Santa Cruz County has taken steps to improve internet accessibility in its rural parts but wants local government to have more of a say in federal and state broadband policy discussions.
Poll: “It demonstrates that the American public is ahead of public officials in thinking about what is fair and equitable treatment under the law.”
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Creator of Showtime TV series responds to Boston city councilor’s criticism; 4-day school weeks in Oklahoma; Georgia planning truck-only highway; and Canada’s prime minister goes hiking with L.A.’s mayor.
Despite tech transforming government, public employees aren’t concerned for their jobs. Maybe because it’s letting them focus on the work they signed up for.
One Concern is helping the Woodside Fire Protection District shore up disaster resilience with hazard modeling.
These annual municipal events can often be boring. This one was not.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Special emergency room designed for opioid overdoses; Mass.’s one-time federal tax reform windfall; hepatitis A scare in Buffalo area; and mayor of Portland, Maine plans to make good on Super Bowl bet.
Marvin Heemeyer told four people that he was “just going to bulldoze the town.” They dismissed his threats as pure bluster.
, Special to Route Fifty
February 6, 2018
“Those of us who are women who hold power … we have a responsibility to share our stories.”
The U.S. Conference of Mayors annual winter meeting in D.C. highlighted complicated political terrain city officials are trying to navigate.
This stamp of approval for governance is certainly not a rubber stamp.
Three-quarters of local government respondents said their organization would benefit from priorities-based budgeting.
Among our takeaways: senior personnel need to open a dialogue with rank-and-file employees.
WEEKEND NEWS ROUNDUP: Baltimore mayor fires police chief; student loan forgiveness for volunteer firefighters; regional flu variations; and mixed reviews for Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota.
Reaching its 100-city goal, the network focused on improving data-driven management practices in mid-size municipalities is continuing to foster “sustainability of practice” in city halls.
Projects will address everything from flooding to transportation.
In their inauguration speeches, Marty Walsh and Bill de Blasio discuss what may be the the most difficult policy challenge U.S. city halls are facing.
As volunteers step up to run community libraries, a new intergovernmental agreement in southwest Oregon gives local advocates there some new hope.
There’s a Jan. 15 deadline for localities to update their residential address lists for the U.S. Census Bureau.
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