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Budgeting for Cities and Towns in Washington State

Budgeting in cities and towns is about allocating scarce resources across a variety of community needs. This publication covers both the basics of city budgets and provides a look at innovations.

Categories: Budget & finance

Building blocks: Infrastructure investments that move cities forward

Cityvision magazine (January/February 2010) explores public-private development agreements, responsible urban renewal, Main Street revivals, prompt permitting and more.

Building the Economy: Infrastructure Needs in Washington

As the new administration and Congress consider making major investments in the nation’s infrastructure, AWC partnered with a coalition of Washington state organizations to make the case that Washington is a wise choice.

Categories: Infrastructure

Change agents: On the front lines of climate mitigation and adaptation

Cityvision magazine (September/October 2015) explores the primary strategies for addressing climate impacts including mitigation (reducing greenhouse gases) and adaptation (preparing for changes already under way).

Categories: Cityvision, Environment

Charting a course: Shared goals and shared revenues point the way to recover

Cityvision magazine (November/December 2011) explores what cities do with state and federal funding to ramp up commerce, crack down on crime, and make over their downtowns.

Circle of life: Thriving through sustainable development

Cityvision magazine (July/August 2014) highlights how cities are dealing with flood containment, water quality management, or recreational access. Plus perspectives on stormwater management, SEPA changes, and state energy efficiency grants.

Cities 101 videos

Cities 101 is a video series to share within your community through social media, on the web, and at community meetings to tell the story about all the great work that cities do.

City B&O rates and licenses

Gather resources on city B&O tax rates and license information, the city B&O tax model ordinance, and background on apportionment.

City Champion Awards

AWC’s annual City Champion award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of legislators who championed critical city issues during the legislative session.

Categories: Awards

City Trends Report

The City Trends Report, published in 2012, evaluates the changing municipal landscape with its critical shifts, challenges, and opportunities.

City-County Assistance Account

Check out how City-County Assistance distributions are calculated and see how much your city can expect.

Cityvision magazine

Cityvision magazine, published every other month, tells the story of Washington's 281 cities and towns.

CityVoice

CityVoice is AWC’s weekly electronic newsletter for city elected officials, city staff, and associate members. The newsletter delivers information relevant to cities including breaking news, state and federal updates, tools and resources, research and data, training opportunities, and grant notices.

Categories: Publications

Civic Service Awards

AWC recognizes city officials who have retired after 20 or more years of service to their city. Elected officials, city managers and administrators, city clerks, senior department directors and city attorneys are eligible.

Categories: Awards

Clear days ahead: Cities look for direction on marijuana legalization

Cityvision magazine (September/October 2014) highlights the many issues surrounding retail recreational marijuana.
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