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April 2021


Looking Ahead: Holding “Hybrid” Public Meetings

Looking Ahead: Holding “Hybrid” Public Meetings

April 29, 2021 by Emma Diamond
Category: Legislative Body

This blog provides an overview of the hybrid public meeting model, which combines in-person and online public attendance.

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Setting the Agenda: Less Control, More Cooperation

Setting the Agenda: Less Control, More Cooperation

April 26, 2021 by Steve Gross
Category: Legislative Body

This blog looks at best practices on setting public meeting agendas for cities, towns, counties, or special purpose districts. 

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Cybercrime: A Hard Lesson

Cybercrime: A Hard Lesson

April 22, 2021 by Eric Lowell
Category: Cybersecurity

This blog looks at precautions a local government can take to counter vendor fraud perpetrated by cyber criminals. 

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Bringing the Family to Work

Bringing the Family to Work

April 19, 2021 by Jill Dvorkin
Category: Recruitment and Hiring , Ethics and Conflicts of Interest

This blog looks at nepotism and how it applies to local governments. 

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Local Fireworks Regulations: Timing is Everything

Local Fireworks Regulations: Timing is Everything

April 15, 2021 by MRSC Insight
Category: Licensing and Regulation

This blog covers the basics of when and how cities and counties may restrict the sale and/or use of fireworks within their boundaries.

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The Lasting Impacts of Discriminatory Restrictive Covenants

The Lasting Impacts of Discriminatory Restrictive Covenants

April 12, 2021 by Oskar Rey
Category: Inclusive Communities

This blog looks at discriminatory restrictive covenants in county real property records and how property owners may remove or "strike" them from the record. 

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Disaster Zone: Emergency Operations Center Facilities

Disaster Zone: Emergency Operations Center Facilities

April 9, 2021 by Eric Holdeman
Category: Emergency Management

This blog reviews what an Emergency Operations Center should include to allow staff to function effectively during an emergency. 

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Roles and Responsibilities: Questions and Answers

Roles and Responsibilities: Questions and Answers

April 5, 2021 by Linda Gallagher
Category: Administrative and Elected Officials , Administrative and Elected Officials-County

This blog explores frequently asked questions related to roles and responsibilities of elected officials versus local government staff.

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Emerging Issues Roundup: Post-Pandemic Prognostications

Emerging Issues Roundup: Post-Pandemic Prognostications

April 1, 2021 by Byron Katsuyama
Category: Termination and Retirement , Information Technology , Cybersecurity

This blog focuses on three issues that may become more prominent for local governments as we approach the end of the COVID-19 pandemic: cybersecurity concerns, maintaining digital services, and retiring boomers. 

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