Public Management Magazine

Dear Craig:
This month's cover story brings insights from the city manager of Gainesville, Florida, and the county manager of Alachua County, Florida, on how community and religious leaders, and local government officials, handled public safety threats and outrage caused by a church's hateful social media campaign.
The feature article on effective social service programs describes what managers can do to ensure that resources are invested in programs that work. Then, an assistant city manager assembles 10 "Lincoln laws" that are as relevant today as they were in 1860. Don't forget to check out the three exclusive PMplus articles: You get practical advice on developing an accurate capital budgeting plan, discover the benefits of getting accreditation for your building department, and get a great commentary that you could hand to your newly elected officials. Enjoy!

Cover Story

How the Worst Publicity Can Bring Out the Best in a Community


Investing in Effective Social Service Programs (Premium content)
Lincoln's Laws: 10 Lessons for Today's Local Government Executives (Premium content)

PM Readers' Poll

The PM Readers' Poll last month asked "Which "mega issue" do you think will have the most impact on local governments in the next 5 years?" Here's how PM Onlinereaders answered:
  • Resource challenges: 44%.
  • Employee pay and benefits challenges: 31%.
  • Strained relationships with state governments: 23%.
  • Demlographic changes: 2%.
  • New media and technology: 0%.
Thanks for participating in the poll! Respond to the new poll on the current issue's homepage, where we ask readers: "How prepared is your community for a public safety threat, like the international outrage caused by a church last year (see cover story)?"
PM Plus Online Extra
With Plans Like These. . . The Worthiness of a Facility Management Plan Is $pecial
Managers Confirm Building Department Accreditation Brings Community-wide Value
Commentary: Congratulations on Your Election to Local Office: Now, On Being Effective

March 2011

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Interim Management... Filling a Gap
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Carpe Diem! Planning Strategically Helps Town Weather the Storm

Homeland Security
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