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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Local Governments

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Local Governments

This webpage links to our comprehensive and multifaceted resources that can help local agencies stay up-to-date during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Focus

In 2022, public employers face hiring challenges, opportunity Given the shifting economic landscape, the Mission Square Research Group recently released a series of recommendations to help local governments "manage and support their current workforce while positioning themselves to attract new, key talent" in the coming year. More from American City & County January 27, 2022

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Roles and Responsibilities of Local Government Leaders

This page provides a broad overview of the powers of the legislative and executive branches of Washington cities and counties, the role of the city attorney or county prosecutor, and practical tips for avoiding conflicts.


Council Voting

This page provides a general overview of city council voting procedures in Washington State, including information on quorums, abstentions, and mayoral votes and vetoes.