HELP CITY MANAGER ON-BOARD NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS

HELP CITY MANAGER ON-BOARD NEW COUNCIL MEMBERS Next month thousands of new City Council members and Board of Directors will be taking the oath of office and be sworn in as the powerful elected officials who will represent the millions of Americans at local communities across the United States of America. Many of these Council… Read More »

WORK FROM HOME (WFH): NEW NORM FOR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES

WORK FROM HOME (WFH): NEW NORM FOR MUNICIPAL WORKERS  Read PDF     Podcast and Video The 2020 Coronavirus pandemic surprised most people in the world in March 2020. This includes leaders at City Hall and other municipal and local government organizations. And although City Hall and other government offices had to close their doors to… Read More »

WHAT DOES RECESSION FEEL LIKE AT CITY HALL?

WHAT DOES RECESSION FEEL LIKE AT CITY HALL?    Read in PDF     Listen in Podcast or Video What do the years 2008-2009, 2000-2001, and 1990-1991 have in common? These are periods of recession, economic downturns, right? Do you remember what it felt like at City Hall during these recessions, if you lived through any… Read More »

THINK LONG-TERM, REWARDS ARE GREATER

THINK LONG-TERM, REWARDS ARE GREATER! It was a sunny chilly morning in December in Hemet, California some 30 years ago. I can still see myself, sitting there in an unassuming yet comfortable office chair next to a modest wood conference table. I remember being proudly dressed in my new navy blue suit, white shirt, and… Read More »

MILLENNIALS REINVENTING GOVERNMENT

MILLENNIALS REINVENTING GOVERNMENT . . . FROM THE INSIDE OUT This blog article is NOT about politics, or about reinventing government politically (from the outside in). It’s also NOT about state or federal government administration. Plus, I’m NOT going to be reading the report card of Baby Boomers who have been in charge of government… Read More »

WHY A MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT CAREER?

WHY CHOOSE A CAREER IN MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT? Listen to Podcast There are so many careers to choose from in life. Some statistics say you will change careers 5-7 times during your working life. Younger people will change jobs more frequently than older people. But regardless of where you are now, I encourage all of you… Read More »

MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES: STAY OUT OF POLITICS!

3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD STAY OUT OF POLITICS AS A MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE I received a great piece of advice years ago from a former City Manager about working in municipal government as a first-time Director. He told me that you have to budget your words. He said: “Don’t say everything. Speak very little.” The… Read More »

You Know You’re in a Recession When Your Neighbor’s Out of Work, But You’re in a Depression When You’re Out of Work!

You Know You’re in a Recession When Your Neighbor’s Out of Work, But You’re in a Depression When You’re Out of Work! The last 6 economic recessions have taught us much about what happens at City Hall and other municipalities during financial downturns. Rather than simply relying on seniority, bumping rights, and MOUs, why not… Read More »

*NEW* CitySpeak Podcast – Video

Dear municipal partners, MuniTemps has expanded it’s CitySpeak blog to include a Podcast available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon. The CitySpeak is also available on the MuniTemps YouTube channel as a video blog. The CitySpeak blog, podcast, and video will appear every Thursday, to continue to expand the educational, professional, and community-based content that we… Read More »