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August 2003
Volume 85 · Number 7

Restorative Development: The New Growth Strategy for Communities of All Sizes

Restoration is the field in which the vast majority of development activity will take place in the 21st century. 
Storm Cunningham, Alexandria, Virginia. Read article

Learning to Manage Horizontally: The Promise and Challenge of Collaboration
This article shows how collaboration and partnerships can help local governments provide products and services in a far easier way.  Russ Linden, Charlottesville, Virginia. Read article

The Siren Call for New Public Power Warrants a Closer Look Local government takeovers of electric companies can be loaded with risks, hidden costs, and uncertain results.

Michael McGrath, Washington, D.C. Read article

Focus on Inclusion: Parks and Recreation Departments Welcome All  What is inclusive recreation, and what are local governments doing about it? Evelina Moulder, Washington, D.C. Read article

Corporate Profile
Profile Bruce Clymer, City Administrator, Gothenburg, Nebraska
Opinion Budgeting in FY ’04 Was a Bear; FY ’05 Looks Equally Challenging
FYI Your Utility Budget as a Source of Revenue • Inglewood’s Sewer Maintenance Program Uses Video Inspections • Cost-Benefit Analysis Guidebook • Lower Gwynedd Industrial Compact • Trash Cans Are Turned into Art • Pay Attention to Recalls • NACo Survey Shows Deteriorating Fiscal Conditions Among Counties • Awareness Is the Key to Preventing Laptop Thefts • PERF’s Terrorism Report on Federal/Local Partnerships
Checklist 16 Ways to Combat Low Morale at Work

Evaluating Financial Condition: A Handbook for Local Government



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