MRSC Insight Blog
Posts for Laura Crandall
This blog post identifies root cause contributors to homelessness and details a variety of prevention strategies for local governments.
This blog post offers an overview of how some Washington State local governments have approached efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
This blog post looks at which video platforms are best for what use, how public comment may be made for remote public meetings, and discusses various electronic public engagement platforms.
This blog post addresses remote meeting attendance, including what is possible and permissible under the Open Public Meetings Act.
This blog covers questions about the use of social media and cell phones with regards to privacy and public records and focuses on their use from the perspective of an elected official.
This blog is the first installment of a 2-part series on cybersecurity preparation, with a focus on the most popular ways criminals are using to gain access to systems and how to plan for a service interruption.
Ransomware, phishing schemes, and plain old hacking are just a few of the cybersecurity issues that local governments must contend with now. This blog covers the most recent electronic vendor fraud cases and the steps that your agency can take to protect itself against this type of fraud.
This post presents a potpourri of interesting legislation that local governments in Washington State have passed, from the City of Kenmore to Clark County.
For utility deferments and fee waivers, the key is to have policies in place to avoid gifting of public funds, and to ensure that the jurisdiction is not being arbitrary in its decision-making.
The FCC recently issued a 2-part Declaratory Ruling with the intent to streamline the deployment of 4G and 5G mobile communication infrastructure. Key points of the ruling are listed and briefly discussed in this post.
Passed in 2018 by the legislature, HB 2578 enacts source of income discrimination protections that prohibit landlords from discriminating against prospective and current tenants based on alternative, non-wage sources of income.