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Human capital: How cities can pursue connections and common cause in Olympia

Cityvision magazine (November/December 2016) shares strategic insights on listening, learning, legislating and leading, along with perspectives on tracking record request costs, lobbying boundaries and licensing fees versus taxes.

In with the new: Cities create spaces for innovation

Cityvision magazine (July/August 2016) looks at some of the new and creative ways Washington cities are using innovation to address issues faced today. With limited resources available to cities, it is important for us to look at all possible solutions to a problem before we decide on a course of action. Innovative management can be hard work, but our cities won't thrive without it.

Leisure time: Investing in visitors attracts local dollars

Cityvision magazine (March/April 2012) explores strategies cities are using to promote tourism, attract visitors, and reap rewards of travel spending.

Match game: Finding funding that suits each city's unique needs

Cityvision magazine (November/December 2013) explores how tax levies, new state funding tools, and tax cuts help cities meet development goals.

Odd couples: Fresh partnership ideas help cities meet challenges

Cityvision magazine (November/December 2012) looks at the weighty decisions behind budget crunches and essential services, and how some cities are pursuing proactive solutions.

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On the horizon: Forecasting tools for a dynamic future

Cityvision magazine (March/April 2017) explores the future of cities. Read about how cities in Washington are using data and forecasting tools to plan for the future in their communities.

Operation Strong Cities: Exercising local voices in pursuit of healthy communities

Cityvision magazine (November/December 2014) examines how city leaders are trying creative ways to find a voice for their communities in Olympia.

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Paper weight: Heavy records requests push cities to seek solutions

 Cityvision magazine (January/February 2011) explores the Public Records Act, and public records solutions ranging from personnel to technology to resource sharing.

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People power: Innovation gives cities a bright future

Cityvision magazine (May/June 2013) looks at how the challenges in our cities require strong leadership from the top. Other times, the best ideas emerge from the ground up. But cities always benefit from tapping people’s passion for their community.

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Pitching in: When cities turn over the reins, leaders emerge

Cityvision magazine (May/June 2011) explores how cities can help bring citizens together, across divides of geography, age, and local economic development.

Plugging away: On the search for new ways to meet cities’s needs

Cityvision magazine magazine (November/December 2010) shows that backfill funding and the fruits of earlier investments are helping Washington cities fill their budget gaps. But without access to infrastructure dollars and more flexibility than current rules allow, municipalities run the risk of sacrificing their future prospects for urgent present needs.

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Portion control: Cities adjust their appetites to new federal fiscal realities

Cityvision magazine (January/February 2013) explores how cities can do great things with grants, innovation, and collaboration, when local and federal priorities align. Plus expert perspectives on gun safety and floodplain management.

Race to the top: Open conversations help cities build trust

Cityvision magazine (May/June 2015) looks at conversations revolving around race equity.

Raising the roof: Communities tackle homelessness with housing and services

Cityvision magazine (January/February 2016) explores how cities are responding to the complex crisis of homelessness by providing coordinated services, housing, and funding.

Rallying the crew: Cities muster local talent to set sail for the new normal

Cityvision magazine (March/April 2011) highlights how cities can align budget strategies with other priorities, from community sustainability to overall quality of life.

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