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.
New to Golden Governance? Check out our report "Golden Governance: Building Effective Public Engagement in California."
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.
Individuals are invited to write down a positive story about their communities, and these stories are then delivered, at random, to another community member. More
This story from Pasadena offers a slightly different angle – how a local government is helping support private organizations in addressing a public problem. More
Summer in Los Angeles kicked off with a 24-hour civic engagement hack-a-thon. More
Governing is re-running an excellent piece on efforts in the San Francisco neighborhood of Bayview to build “resilience” from the ground-up. More
A recent piece in Public CEO looks at why volunteer fire departments may need to rethink their requirements for volunteers. More