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41 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Erica Manuel, Institute for Local Government
After 2020, the world will never be the same—especially in local government. On the journey to recovery, public agencies must engage residents to rebuild public trust and communication. Institute for Local Government (ILG) Executive Director Erica Manuel sits down with Ryder Todd Smith to discuss how ILG is training government leaders to navigate complex issues, including successfully emerging from the pandemic.
52 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Lindsey Horvath, California Contract Cities Association & Mayor of West Hollywood
As our world recovers from the pandemic, governments are seeking to improve upon inefficient and broken systems that better serve constituents. Lindsey Horvath, mayor of West Hollywood and immediate past president of California Contract Cities Association, discusses the disconnect between resident participation and government services as well as tactics that empower residents to use government resources.
57 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Andy Nickerson, HdL Companies
Well, it's budget season. As your agency is approving next fiscal year's budget, you might be wishing money would rain from the sky. We've got the next best thing. Andy Nickerson, president/CEO of HdL Companies, chats with Ryder Todd Smith about the massive changes in revenue public agencies have seen over the last year and a half and ways municipalities can boomerang back with the market.
58 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Frank Zerunyan, University of Southern California & City of Rolling Hills Estates
How will an academic public policy theory actually advance society? Frank Zerunyan, professor at the University of Southern California, council member at Rolling Hills Estates and executive board member for the California Contract Cities Association, is chatting with Ryder Todd Smith on how academic theologies can become real, actionable policies for public agencies.
46 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Jason Caudle, California Choice Energy Authority & City of Lancaster
If you're focusing your public agency's efforts on renewable energy, looking for additional revenue streams, searching for control over local energy rates OR all of the above, joining a community choice aggregation (CCA) might be a good fit. Jason Caudle, city manager of the City of Lancaster and executive director of California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice), sits down with Ryder Todd Smith to discuss the risks and rewards of CCAs for public agencies.
36 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Joseph, Porcelli, Nextdoor
Nextdoor is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing social media networks. The neighborhood-focused platform offers public agencies a unique way starting conversations with their residents. Joseph Porcelli, glocal public agency lead at Nextdoor, sits down with Ryder Todd Smith to chat about how public agencies can use Nextdoor to gain invaluable information about their residents and enact change in their communities.
53 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Jonathan Shull, California Joint Powers Insurance Authority
Has your agency ever built a playground? Constructed a road? Thrown a festival or concert? Then you've had to deal with a city's liabilities and considered the potential losses with every project. Jonathan Shull, chief executive director of the California JPIA, sits down with Ryder Todd Smith to chat about the many, and sometimes unfair, risks public agencies face each day while providing necessary services.
57 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Doug Johnson, National Demographics, & Christopher Skinnell, Nielsen Merksamer
Are you part of one of hundreds of public agencies that has to redistrict in the coming year? During a pandemic? With a shortened timeline? With new outreach laws?? We're here to help. Doug Johnson, president of National Demographics, and Christopher Skinnell, partner at Nielsen Merksamer, chat with Ryder Todd Smith about the various challenges public agencies are facing while having to redistrict, including new laws agencies will have to comply with and successfully engaging the community.
52 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Juan Garza, Six Heron
Wouldn't it be productive to have the insights and perspectives of the state government, local government and the private sector working together? Meet Juan Garza. Former Bellflower City Council member, past president of the Cal Cities LA Division AND principal at Six Heron LLC, Garza offers a unique perspective on how local governments can work with state legislators to accomplish policy goals and address the needs of California residents. Hear how Garza helped with the successful revitalization of downtown Bellflower, how cities should take lead in planning and infrastructure and how Bellflower cut its homeless population by more than half in 10 months.
51 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Ashley Cascio & Tyler Girtman, Climatec
With waning budgets, increasing pressure on California's electrical grid and unprecedented threats to public health and safety, what's an agency to do? In the latest Report, Ryder speaks with Ashley Cascio and Tyler Girtman of Climatec, a leading building technologies firm renewing energy infrastructure across the state to help local agencies address these challenges head on. They discuss COVID-killing technologies, keeping critical infrastructure online during the unthinkable, the state shift toward resiliency, how agencies are funding their modernizations and more.
34 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Jesse Chang, My Mask Movement
Last year, we learned that unicorns in a pandemic are personalized, reusable, American-made N-95 masks. Nevertheless, we found one and we're bringing you intel on this market in our newest episode of the PublicCEO Report. Learn how witnessing his brother extend the life of a reusable mask with disinfectant spray during the mask shortage inspired Jesse Chang to launch My Mask Movement, a project serving up custom-fit PPE to underserved communities.
36 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Kevin Lyons, FlashVote
Good data, bad data and pizza? Kevin Lyons, FlashVote co-founder and CEO, dives deep into representative data: what it is, the ways it's gathered and how it can be used to determine everything from whether your agency should take on an initiative to the type of pizza you should order for family dinner.
45 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Ken Pulskamp, California City Management Foundation
Ken Pulskamp, former city manager and California City Management Foundation executive director, shares his thoughts on the ins and outs of the city management profession today.
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