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Posts for November 2019

How Can Local Governments Celebrate the Holidays?

How Can Local Governments Celebrate the Holidays?

November 22, 2019 by Paul Sullivan
Category: Governance

Many local governments may be considering how to celebrate the holiday season through holiday decorations, nativity scenes, or Christmas cards. Can local governments do this? As this blog post suggests, some caution is warranted before proceeding.

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Community Paramedicine: Filling Gaps in Healthcare

Community Paramedicine: Filling Gaps in Healthcare

November 18, 2019 by Leah LaCivita
Category: Emergency Medical Services

This blog post looks at community paramedicine, a healthcare approach that uses emergency medical technicians to deliver basic medical services to patients, often in their own home.

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You’ve Been Elected; Now What?

You’ve Been Elected; Now What?

November 12, 2019 by Paul Sullivan
Category: Elections , Administrative and Elected Officials

Congratulations on your election! Now, where to start? This blog post reviews the first steps you will need to take and offers links to resources that can help prepare you for the duties ahead. 

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Ballot Measure Results from the 2019 General Election

Ballot Measure Results from the 2019 General Election

November 12, 2019 by Steve Hawley
Category: Elections , Forms of Government-City , Housing , Public Transit

This blog post provides a brief summary of I-976 as well as many of the city, county, and special purpose district ballot measure results across the state.

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New FCC Order on Cable Franchising

New FCC Order on Cable Franchising

November 7, 2019 by Elana Zana
Category: Telecommunications

This blog post looks at the recent order from the Federal Communications Commission, which addresses franchise fees local governments often charge cable operators, as well as what defines an in-kind contribution. 

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New Guidance in Accounting for and Reporting Leases

New Guidance in Accounting for and Reporting Leases

November 4, 2019 by Mike Bailey
Category: Accounting , Revenues , Financial Reporting

This blog post looks at the new standards the Governmental Accounting Standards Board has released regarding accounting for and reporting leases. 

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Recounts, Ties, and Other Post-Election Scenarios

Recounts, Ties, and Other Post-Election Scenarios

November 1, 2019 by Jill Dvorkin
Category: Elections

This post addresses issues or events that may arise after a general election, such as recounts, ties, election contests, and assumption of office.

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