Category: State of Local Government

Left at the Budget Altar – Fiscal Emergency Planning

Today’s Morning Buzz is by brand new Morning Buzzer Susan Steward – connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m reading: Causal Inference: The Mixtape by Scott Cunningham What I’m watching: Kim’s Convenience (the cast is just amazing!) What I’m listening to: “High Hopes” Panic! At the Disco Strategic planning is probably simultaneously the most over-used and misunderstood term … Continued

Surfing the Silver Tsunami

Jenny Kosek is Communications Strategist for the City of West Allis. When not sharing her excitement for local government, she can be seen onstage at theatres throughout Milwaukee, or at home, making breakfast foods for every meal. What stage of the Silver Tsunami is your organization in? We’re all well aware that Baby Boomer employees … Continued

Court Scrutiny of Anti-Camping Laws

David Warner is a local government and land use attorney with Ancel Glink in Chicago. Oakland, California’s latest attempt to provide temporary housing for homeless residents through its Community Cabin program reflects the growing quandary western cities face as they attempt to comply with federal court decisions requiring communities to do more for the homeless. The program, promoted … Continued

Sign Up for the 2019 Birthdays & Books Celebration

Link: Participate in Birthdays and Books You’ll never be lonely again on your birthday! For the 4th consecutive year, ELGL members are invited to participate in the “Birthdays & Books Celebration.” The celebration is one of the ways that we’re connecting our 4,000 members. ELGL members also connect through our exclusive Facebook group, Supper Club,  … Continued

The Write Stuff

Jenny Kosek is Communications Strategist for the City of West Allis. When not sharing her excitement for local gov, she can be seen onstage at theatres throughout Milwaukee, or at home, making breakfast foods for every meal. A November 2016 article in the Washington Post reported: “Approximately 32 million adults in the United States can’t … Continued

The Path Forward: Five Critical Needs for Today’s Budgeteers

Jon Stehle recaps the findings from a recent survey on budget processes used by local government.  Governments are hiring in the field of finance, which includes their need to address the challenges and complexities of budget management. The budgeting profession is seeing considerable transformation as practitioners incorporate and integrate emerging technologies and increased access to … Continued

It’s Election Day!

Vote! Vote! Vote! And then, read and listen to ELGL’s exclusive content about the election. Join the discussion in the members-only ELGL Facebook group. Mayor and Candidate for Governor of Alabama Mayor Walt Maddox from the City of Tuscaloosa, Alabama talked about how they handle the influx of fans filling the University of Alabama stadium, … Continued

Beyond the Request for Proposal (RFP)

Brian Alexander is a summer research fellow at CoProcure and a first-year Master of Public Policy candidate at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. Previously, he served as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Maryland Governor’s Office for Children with a focus on reducing the impact of parental incarceration on children and families. A … Continued

The Pain of Public Procurement: Process

Mariam Pallathucheril is a summer research fellow at CoProcure and a current MPA/MPP candidate at Columbia University (SIPA) and the Hertie School of Governance concentrating in Economic Policy and Technology. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Government from Georgetown University. Public purchasing is incredibly important; but it’s also a painful process for government staff … Continued

The Pain of Public Procurement: People

Mariam Pallathucheril is a summer research fellow at CoProcure and a current MPA/MPP candidate at Columbia University (SIPA) and the Hertie School of Governance concentrating in Economic Policy and Technology. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Government from Georgetown University. Procurement is the way governments purchase goods and services. Policies regulate purchasing, but individuals … Continued

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