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March 2012 · Volume 94 · Number 2

Harnessing the Power of Community Collaborations

Community results compacts are what can help achieve goals for a community or metropolitan area. Compacts are distinct from other strategic planning and community visioning efforts in that they engage residents, nonprofit organizations, and local businesses in assessing a community’s long-term needs. 
Lyle Wray, Hartford, Connecticut, and Paul Epstein, New York, New York.
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Features

Managers and Internal Controls: What Assurances Are There?*

Internal controls require ethical, political, and professional leadership. 
Jason Oberle, Laingsburg, Michigan.
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Bell, California: Where Our Profession Is Making a Difference

The stories and lessons as Bell’s residents reclaim their community, with help from members of the management profession. 
Kevin Duggan, Mountain View, California.
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Secondhand Parks: New Opportunities for Urban Public Spaces

Public spaces can be investments in economic development and antidotes to sprawl. 
Larry Houstoun, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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PM's Website This Month Features These Exclusive Articles:

Breaking the Feel-Good Addiction

12 steps to get you on the path to achieving big things. 
Vickie Milazzo, Houston, Texas.
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Local Government’s Success in Maintaining Public Trust

Why is local government credibility so much higher than credibility in other levels of government? 
Earl Mathers, Gallatin County, Montana.
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Departments

Ethics Matter!

Good Conduct: Is There an App for That? 

On Point

Where Do You Turn for Help? 

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Retirement Strategies*

Investing Smart 

Commentary

Flash Mobs Revisited: Public Threat or Democratic Freedom 

Solar Communities

Solar PV on Affordable Housing 

Short Story*

Pulse of Bureaucracy in a Report 





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