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October 2018


3 Ways to Make Your Public Plaza More Successful

3 Ways to Make Your Public Plaza More Successful

October 29, 2018 by Steve Butler
Category: Parks and Recreation

This blog post highlights three characteristics that will make your public gathering space more successful, including finding the right location, considering access to nearby buildings, and creating public programming to support plaza use.

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An Inquiry Response Sampler

An Inquiry Response Sampler

October 25, 2018 by Paul Sullivan
Category: Governance

This blog post is a grab bag of questions posed to MRSC's consultants through our Ask MRSC service. Covering broad but common local government concerns, the questions (and answers) should interest all our readers.

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Reported, Remote Sales Taxes Likely to Increase

Reported, Remote Sales Taxes Likely to Increase

October 22, 2018 by Mike Bailey
Category: Sales and Use Taxes

Washington local governments should see an increase in reported, remote sales taxes thanks to a recent landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair. This post provides an overview of the case and its potential impact locally. 

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Regulating Non-Commercial Temporary Signs During Election Season

Regulating Non-Commercial Temporary Signs During Election Season

October 15, 2018 by Jill Dvorkin
Category: Elections , Sign Control

This blog post will provide a brief refresher of how a jurisdiction may regulate temporary signs in a post-Reed v. Gilbert environment.

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An Introduction to Risk Management

An Introduction to Risk Management

October 15, 2018 by Roger Neal
Category: Management

In this blog, guest author Roger Neal examines the basic elements of local government risk management, including the benefits of risk management, risk assessment, prioritization, and the adoption of risk management response strategies.

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Using a Scavenger Hunt and Gamification to Unite a Growing City

Using a Scavenger Hunt and Gamification to Unite a Growing City

October 12, 2018 by Riley Sweeney
Category: Parks and Recreation , Public Participation

Guest author Riley Sweeney, Communications Officer/Recreation Coordinator for the City of Ferndale, writes about engaging city residents through game-playing via a scavenger hunt.

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New Legislation Targeting Firearms

New Legislation Targeting Firearms

October 8, 2018 by Paul Sullivan
Category: New Legislation and Regulations

In this blog post, MRSC Legal Consultant Paul Sullivan offers an overview of a number of bills the 2018 Washington State Legislature adopted relating to firearms regulation. 

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Improving Performance Management in Government Through Visual Data

Improving Performance Management in Government Through Visual Data

October 3, 2018 by Leah LaCivita
Category: Performance Management-Measurement

This blog post looks at some of the Lean-related visual tools King County uses to support its efforts at continuous improvement.

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Introducing MRSC's New Finance Consultant, Mike Bailey

Introducing MRSC's New Finance Consultant, Mike Bailey

October 3, 2018 by Mike Bailey
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After more than 38 years in the trenches as a public finance professional, Mike Bailey is joining MRSC as a Finance Consultant.   

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Is Your Camping Ordinance Constitutional?

Is Your Camping Ordinance Constitutional?

October 1, 2018 by Oskar Rey
Category: Homelessness

This blog will examine the recent Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals case, Martin v. City of Boise, and discuss how this ruling may impact Washington local governments. 

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