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Cities Mobilize, Innovate and More: This Month in Western City Magazine

July 20, 2012

Don’t miss these articles in the July issue of Western City.

 
  • Summer Reading: Food for Thought” — While the State of California grapples with its perpetual fiscal crisis, in local governments we are seeing innovation that is to a large degree a direct product of coping with the economic crunch. As cities and other local governments seek better ways to deliver essential services in the face of ever-shrinking resources and provide taxpayers with the best value for their dollars, best practices are emerging that offer new models for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Draft Stormwater Permit Draws Cities Together in New Coalition” — The permit is a regulation in all but name. It’s mandatory, enforceable and leaves cities subject to fines and open to third-party litigation for noncompliance. Learn why cities are mobilizing to challenge this extremely costly and onerous requirement.
  • Spotlighting Energy Efficiency in California Communities” — California communities are saving money and resources by implementing energy efficiency measures in agency facilities, the local community, policy initiatives and planning.

 

 



 
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