May 21, 2013

Issue #55

Editor's Note

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Cities Urged to Communicate Support for Preservation of Municipal Bond Tax Exemption

It is critical that cities demonstrate support for municipal bonds to help stop an effort to change the most important tool in the U.S. for financing investment.

Federal, Fiscal Officers, Municipal Finance, NLC, Revenue & Taxation, Public Works

New Research Examines Public Participation in Local Government Decision Making and Suggests Approaches for Improvement

A new survey of more than 1400 public officials and local community leaders in California reveals both groups feel that public comment agendas are dominated by narrow interests and negative remarks.

Institute for Local Government

COPS Application Deadline Extended to June 4

The deadlines for Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program (CHP) and COPS Community Policing Development (CPD) grant applications have been extended to June 4, 2013 at 7:59 p.m. EDT.

Fiscal Officers, Police Chiefs, Public Safety

A New Economic Development Resource Center Available for Cities

The Institute for Local Government has launched the Economic Development Resource Center to help cities meet the fiscal challenges in light of the loss of redevelopment and state budget cuts.

Institute for Local Government, Economic Development
1400 K Street ■ Sacramento, CA 95814 ■ (916) 658-8200
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