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March 2020


The PRA and Third-Party Notice During Emergency Court Shutdowns

The PRA and Third-Party Notice During Emergency Court Shutdowns

March 31, 2020 by Morgan Damerow
Category: Public Records Act , COVID-19 , Guest Author

This blog post offers public agencies guidance on how to provide third-party notification for public records requests during a period when local superior courts have shut down or drastically cut back on hours. 

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Continuity of Operations During the COVID-19 Emergency

Continuity of Operations During the COVID-19 Emergency

March 27, 2020 by Byron Katsuyama
Category: Emergency Management , COVID-19

This article discusses measures that local governments have taken or may want to consider taking to ensure the continuity of their operations as they respond to COVID-19, including governance and management, remote work, website communications, employee support, and more.

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Tips for Government Bodies Meeting Remotely

Tips for Government Bodies Meeting Remotely

March 26, 2020 by Ann G. Macfarlane
Category: Legislative Body , COVID-19 , Guest Author

This blog post offers guidelines and tips for conducting successful remote local government meetings.

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The Importance of Urban Design for Your Community

The Importance of Urban Design for Your Community

March 16, 2020 by John Owen
Category: Design , Guest Author

This blog looks at the key components of urban design and the role it plays in healthy communities. 

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Annual Financial Reporting Options: GAAP-Basis

Annual Financial Reporting Options: GAAP-Basis

March 12, 2020 by Mike Bailey
Category: Financial Reporting

This blog post describes the GAAP-reporting option for annual financial reporting for local governments.

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What Are Local Governments Doing in Response to <em>Martin v. City of Boise</em>?

What Are Local Governments Doing in Response to Martin v. City of Boise?

March 2, 2020 by Oskar Rey
Category: Homelessness

This blog post looks at how Washington local governments are adjusting to the 2018 ruling Martin v. City of Boise, which addressed ordinances that prohibit sleeping or camping on public property. 

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