Golden Governance is a joint project of the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership at the Pepperdine University School of Public Policy and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC). In difficult economic times, cities, towns and counties across California are rethinking how they tackle some of their toughest challenges. The result is a new collaborative approach to governance, which includes greater public participation in decision-making and service delivery.
This blog offers a place where local leaders and community members from around California can share their Stories of Success as they work together in new ways to provide services and solve problems.
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Do you have a Story of Success or a Hard Learned Lesson of your own? You can share them here by submitting your story to Senior Editor Ashley Trim via email or by sharing them on our facebook page.
A San Diego nonprofit has added to the list: collecting donations for programs that aid the homeless. More
BongHwan Kim of the San Diego Foundation recently wrote an editorial for the San Diego Union Tribune calling for a new type of mayor to restore public trust More
Bill Whalen, a Fellow at the Hoover Institute, offers advice to Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on image improvement while doing some good for the Golden State More
As local governments seek to get on board with new technology for transparency and open data, some residents are taking a new role upon themselves: Citizens are identifying—and some are creating themselves—the next wave of applications and resources for their … More
Sometimes there is a lot lying below the surface of a very visable problem. This was certainly the case for the city of Bakersfield, CA, which was increasingly having trouble with litter along freeways. More