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Subject: August: Public policy school, Eric Garcetti and more
Date: Mon Aug 04 18:09:21 MDT 2014

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August 2014

Want to Govern? Survey Says, Attend Policy School

Senior public officials in state and local government say graduate school prepared them for their current careers, according to a new Governing Exchange survey.

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What's New This August

MANAGEMENT: Back to Basics in L.A.

For generations, Eric Garcetti's predecessors as L.A. mayor have followed a common playbook: Pick a few key priorities and get them done early. But Garcetti isn't focused on one or two big issues. Instead, he's sweating the small stuff -- at least for now.


Pedestrian deaths are worst in America's poorest neighborhoods. With the number of pedestrians killed nationwide ticking up, can cities fix the problem?

ELECTION 2014: Man in the Middle

Can John Hickenlooper, the geologist-turned-brewpub owner-turned-governor of Colorado, lead as a centrist when there's no political center?

URBAN: Rediscovering Reinvestment

When it comes to how cities view the Community Reinvestment Act, they're breaking through old barriers, investing in new and different things.

FINANCE: The Economy's Wild Ride

Partially because of tax policies, state budgets have become increasingly unpredictable. A few states, however, are finding ways to manage the craziness.

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Upcoming Governing Events

FutureStructure Water, Waste & Energy Summit in Boston
August 27-28
Governing Colorado Leadership Forum in Denver
September 12
Governing Summit on the Cost of Government in Washington, D.C.
September 23-24

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Smarter Government

See what influencers, policymakers and journalists are tweeting in the Smarter Government Social Hub. Tweet your ideas for state and local government using #SmartIdeas. Visit

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Mark Your Calendars

Center for Retirement Research Consortium meeting in Washington, D.C.
August 7-8
The Council of State Governments' Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development in Madison, Wis.
August 8-12
The Council of State Governments' conference in Anchorage, Alaska
August 9-13
The National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers & Treasurers' conference in Santa Fe, N.M.
August 9-13
The Federation of Tax Administrators' Technology conference and exhibition in Portland, Ore.
August 10-13
The Medicaid Enterprise Systems conference in Denver
August 18-21
The National Conference of State Legislatures' summit in Minneapolis
August 19-22
The International Association of Assessing Officers' conference in Sacramento, Calif.
August 24-27
The National Association of State Technology Directors' conference and technology showcase in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
August 24-28
The Solid Waste Association of North America's WasteCon in Dallas
August 26-28
National Association of State Treasurers' conference in Mackinac Island, Mich.
September 6-10
National Association of State Procurement Officials' conference in Burlington, Vt.
September 7-10
American Road & Transportation Builders Association's convention in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.
September 7-9
The American Public Human Services Association's IT Solutions Management conference in Atlanta
September 21-24
National Association of State Chief Information Officers' conference in Nashville, Tenn.
September 28-October 1

Sponsored Papers

Sustainable Employment: Youth and Economic Vitality

Unemployment and its ripple effects create challenges for governments. This paper looks at why government needs a new approach

How Will the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impact Your Government Agency?

This research brief interprets the results of a 2013 survey of state and local government leaders on their preparedness to handle ACA employee benefits requirements. It explores technology solutions for managing these new requirements more cost-effectively.

Governing Institute
Boosting Governments' Social Media Presence

Find out how Hollywood, Fla., has not only significantly grown its social media presence, but achieved it in a way that simplifies future public records requests.

Government Technology
How Water, Waste and Energy Systems Shape Our Future

Our cities are massive, interconnected places marked by complexity. This paper explores the challenges cities face addressing these three critical systems.

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