Public Administration

Solving Short-Term Rental Challenges for Code Enforcement

Ulrik Binzer,
For consumers, the sharing economy offers convenience. For the government, it presents regulatory gray areas. Between 2016 and 2019, the number of short-term vacation rentals (STRs) more than doubled. Cities and counties across North America…

How One California County is Getting Its Fiscal House in Order

Nathan Black,
Finding new solutions to challenging budgeting and finances issues is a common theme among local governments. Municipalities are turning to tech to help get their fiscal house in order and improve their fiscal health for the long term. Here’s how Sutter County, California turned these liabilities into opportunities.

The Decade of the New Smart City

Jeff Armstrong
It wasn’t so long ago when a city’s technology was considered “smart” if streets had synchronized traffic lights. Much has changed since then – smart streetlight sensors collect and transmit data on everything from traffic flow, weather,…

Top 3 Predictions for Local Governments in 2020

Jeff Armstrong,
2020 is projected to be a busy year for government – it’s an election year, citizens are increasingly engaging with their local governments, and new technologies are continuously raising the public’s expectation of their government’s services. Municipalities should be focused on the three trends for local governments in 2020.

The 2 Major Problems in Government and How to Solve Them

Marcy Turkington
A local government’s primary purpose is to make daily life for citizens better. But they can’t do that effectively if facing problems of their own. In the coming years, local governments will be confronted with major, internal challenges…

How Local Government is Increasing Citizen Engagement

It is important that municipalities keep up with citizen expectations when it comes to interacting with government services. Most citizens want the same level of sophistication and expediency they experience with their smartphones as they…

The Secret to Recruiting and Retaining High Performing Employees

Marcy Turkington
With one third of the government workforce projected to retire in the next five years, the public sector will face reverberating consequences for years unless municipalities start preparing now for what will be one of the largest shakeups in…

How Data Analytics is Revolutionizing Local Government

Data analytics are revolutionizing local government. In everything from helping governments make better decisions to helping them solve problems within their communities, municipalities are utilizing data analytics to strengthen their communities,…

4 Ways to Avoid a Government IT Project Failure

Andi Mucklow,
Anywhere between 70 to 80 percent of government IT projects struggle, and often fail, according to a survey done by the Boston Consulting Group. The combination of such an abysmal success rate with the fact that more and more governments are…