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GovLove - A Podcast About Local Government

Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)

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GovLove is a podcast about the people, policies and profession of local government. From Mayors and City Managers to interns and everyone in between, we interview the people making a difference in their communities to learn about the great work being done at the local level. GovLove is brought to you by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).
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If you are a local government enthusiast, looking for fresh conversations over a hot cup of morning coffee (or tea or while you’re driving, or walking the dog ... you do you) ... you are in the right place. Welcome to the Local Gov Café Podcast. Hosted by Susan Gardner and Ann Mitchell, this podcast is devoted to having conversations that matter. We’ll be covering the full menu of municipal topics. You’ll discover guests who bring insight and inspiration to the issues that drive and challeng ...
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Local Government Bulletin

Dullah Omar Institute

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The Local Government Bulletin is a regular publication of the Dullah Omar Institute at the University of the Western Cape. The Bulletin publishes a variety of submissions from policy briefs, case summaries, summaries of legislation, commentaries and opinion pieces. They all relate to the law, policy and financial arrangements affecting local government. The emphasis is on local government in South Africa but articles on local government elsewhere on the African continent and on global issues ...
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A talk show about local government across the United States. Stephen Volan, Geoff McKim and Kelly Kuglitsch take questions regarding the governments closest to where you live. Whether we're explaining the complexity of your town's budget, or just directing you to the right department, we provide insights to help you navigate your city hall or county courthouse. Visit our website at whatsthe311.us.
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Ohio's Bios- Insights from Ohio Local Governments

Ashtabula County Auditor David Thomas

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Conversations with Ohio Local Government leaders and public servants hosted by Ashtabula County Auditor David Thomas. As you head to work, hear from those who work for you with stories of local government successes, opportunities, and the motivations behind public policy. Learn more about David Thomas at www.davidthomasforashtabulacounty.com. Questions, ideas, or want to learn more? Email thomas15david@gmail.com.
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Achieving true resilience. Danielle Arigoni, Managing Director for Policy and Solutions at the National Housing Trust, joined to podcast to discuss her book Climate Resilience for an Aging Nation. She talked about the demographic trends that lead to an aging population and how vulnerabilities from aging intersect with risks from climate change. She…
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: More sites impacted by the discovery of asbestos in Melbourne’s west Residents oppose a Banyule Council deal with Woolworths Maribyrnong Council refutes claims it is responsible for the cancellation of a new venue’s opening event Waverley Council to hold a community vigil for victims of the Bond…
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: Municipal monitors reappointed at Glenelg Shire A new council area caught up in the current wave of Asbestos contamination A Sydney mayor determined to fight a devastating state government decision A massive deal in the works between the Gold Coast and the NFL A mayor refutes allegations of thre…
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Subscriber-only episode A subscriber only heads up on breaking news stories we're following ahead of the next regular episode of the Local Government News Roundup. Support the Roundup and get access to special episodes and regular breaking news updates by becoming a subscriber for around $5 per month. ($3 USD) Click here to subscribe now. The Local…
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: The latest on asbestos investigations in Melbourne’s west The closure of a netball facility due to recurring mould A floating sauna project in the northeast ignites controversy A Sydney mayor responds to a tragic incident NSW housing reforms progress, with mixed reactions from councils An embarr…
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Experiencing parks and recreation from behind the desk and out from under it. Anthony Iracki, CORE Professional Development Manager at PlayCore, joined the podcast to discuss being an enthusiast in your own profession. He shared his career path, how he came to love parks and recreation, and his transition into his new role at PlayCore. Host: Meredi…
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On the Roundup for 12th April 2024; Reaction to the return of monitors to Greater Geelong A Melbourne council to stop maintaining state government owned assets Cootamundra-Gundagai’s demerger proposal goes on public exhibition Police called to a meeting of Shoalhaven City Council A Tasmanian deputy mayor taking the step up to state parliament Anoth…
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup for 10th April 2024: Municipal monitors back at city hall in Greater Geelong Investigations continue into asbestos discoveries in local parks, with more sites being tested Boroondara criticised over a plan to restore concrete roads A NSW CEO announces retirement; A mayor advocates for councils to…
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Today on the Local Government News Roundup: More asbestos discovered in parks across Melbourne’s west Calls for an overhaul of the Victorian disaster payments system as councils are left out of pocket A council to stop issuing building permits, while another opts to stay in the aged care space The NSW council seeks a cash injection from the sale of…
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Chelsea Jackson, Deputy City Manager for the City of Douglasville, GA joined to podcast to discuss her role and leadership approach. She talked about the importance of building a pipeline for new talent, her career transition to Deputy City Manager, and provided advice for those looking to make the leap to management positions. She also shared her …
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On the Local Government News Roundup for 5th April 2024 Council CEO arrivals, departures and extensions across three states A council in Melbourne’s west responds to discovery of asbestos at a local playground A new place naming policy to stand at Baw Baw Shire after a rescission motion fails to get the numbers De-amalgamation on the agenda at a Sy…
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: The abrupt resignation of a councillor part way through a Council meeting; Reports that key Operation Sandon witnesses have been told they will not face prosecution; A Sydney council removes public forums from its formal Council meetings; An historic funding agreement for rebuilding roads and br…
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Jeff Richardson, County Executive for Albemarle County, VA, joined the podcast to discuss his management principles. He shared how to manage a high performance organization, the benefit of being a "needs improvement" organization, and tips for aspiring managers. Host: Rafael Baptista
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: A Council CEO resigns Greater Geelong returns to the G21 alliance Latrobe’s future-focussed plan for municipal waste Warrnambool to review animal shelter management Construction projects halted in Shoalhaven A cashless transition in Dubbo A long-standing mayor concedes defeat in Queensland A Tas…
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup for Monday 25th March 2024; Claims that fringe party groups are taking over the City of Greater Geelong; A $36M price tag for technology upgrades at Darebin; Brimbank to be the home for Australia’s first Vietnamese Museum; The NSW Government ordered to pay $200M to a local council; A remote counc…
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Building a better Hoboken. Caleb Stratton, Assistant Business Administrator and Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Hoboken, NJ joined the podcast to talk about storm resilience and infrastructure. He shared what improvements the City has made after Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, how parks can be used to improve stormwater infrastructure, and how…
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup, for Friday 22nd March 2024: A councillor walk out leaves a Council meeting without a quorum A council’s call for more collaboration and transparency on Melbourne’s Suburban Rail Loop project A new federal inquiry into the financial sustainability of local government A council’s push to declare a…
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: Excessive waste levy costs questioned by a Melbourne metro council; Opposition to a quarry proposal reaffirmed; A new councillor announced after a by-election in Greater Dandenong The surprise termination of a Council CEO A council defends the use of a facility for a controversial conference Qui…
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: New green wedge planning controls unveiled for Melbourne’s fringe areas Councils grapple with vandalism of public amenities and landfill fires Storm event recovery and preparedness still front and centre for some councils Surprise results from Queensland local government elections One council de…
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A panel of government planning lawyers joined to podcast to share their experiences in local, state, and federal planning law. They shared their career paths along with what they do in their current positions. The panel included: Tina Axelrad, Zoning Administrator for the City and County of Denver, CO; Samuel Capasso, Community Infrastructure Resil…
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: Yarra takes the next step towards higher parking fees for large vehicles A dispute between a bayside council and a state MP aired in Parliament A rescission motion lodged after the adoption of a regional Australian first ‘place naming’ policy - we found out more from the Mayor of Baw Baw Shire 1…
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On the first episode of a new season of the Local Government News Roundup: More councillor suspensions after findings of misconduct; A council meeting adjourned over health concerns for a councillor; Disrespectful commentary towards councillors condemned by a Council CEO; Yarra Council to consider increased parking fees for large vehicles and a pro…
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Government workers leading change. Allison Bell, Founder and CEO of Bellwether Consulting, joined the podcast to discuss her book, Herocrats: A Guide for Government Workers Leading Change. She shared the definition of a Herocrat, the three main sections of the book, and how you can nominate the monthly Herocrat. Host: Meredith Reynolds…
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George Cuff returns to the Local Gov Cafe to discuss the pressing issues confronting municipal governments. From the impact of education to the challenges of activism, evolving leadership styles to the importance of role clarity, uncover what it takes to lead effectively in today's complex municipal landscape.…
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Today’s guest on Roundup Unfiltered is an acclaimed author, speaker, and culture transformation expert. Diane Kalen-Sukra joins Chris Eddy from Canada to share insights from over two decades of senior leadership, including an award-winning tenure as a city manager and as a producer for a national television program on the CBC network. Diane’s publi…
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Empathy and change. Veronica O. Davis joined the podcast to talk about her book, Inclusive Transportation: A Manifesto for Repairing Divided Communities. She discussed a different way to center equity in transportation, the importance of centering people in the planning process, and how the history of a community impacts their current transportatio…
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Former local government CEO and public servant John Watson recently stepped down as Chair of the Victorian Local Government Grants Commission after 11 years. He has led at least three councils, held senior roles in state government, and still serves on several boards and audit committees. John joins Chris Eddy on Roundup Unfiltered to reflect on a …
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The National Growth Areas Alliance is the peak body for local governments in Australia’s fast-growing outer cities and suburbs. It represents more than five million people, united by the shared experiences of population growth rates at double the national average and long-term under-investment in vital infrastructure. Today on the Local Government …
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Since the start of the current four-year term for Victorian councils, more than 40 arbiter and Councillor Conduct Panel reports have been published, with more still to come. What conclusions can we draw from those reports about the effectiveness of the conduct framework in the state? Former Hobsons Bay mayor and councillor Sandra Wilson takes a kee…
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Early investments. Jose Landeros, Director of Strategic Development for El Paso County, Texas joined the podcast to discuss innovation in economic mobility. He discussed participating in ICMA's Economic Mobility and Opportunity Cohort, the needs assessment conducted related to after-hours child care, and why local government has a vested interest i…
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Today on the Local Government News Roundup: Backlash as another metro council decides to exit aged care service provision Darebin council announces a meeting-by-meeting risk management approach Misconduct findings against two councillors at the same Melbourne council A surprise contender emerges for Lord Mayor of Melbourne A NSW Council decides to …
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: A ceasefire motion voted down by the City of Melbourne Councils react to electoral structure changes A Council sustainability initiative ‘rubbished’ in the media ALGA calls for the Government to keep its funding promise A focus on council innovations The NSW Premier threatens to strip councils o…
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: Victorian councils swing into emergency recovery mode after last week’s devastating storms and bushfire A surprise twist in the fight against eviction for TechnoPark residents in Hobsons Bay Analysis of councillor numbers after confirmation of electoral changes for 39 Victorian Councils NSW Coun…
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Sabine Rogers, Federal Policy Project Manager for the U.S. Green Building Council, joined the podcast to discuss Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding, building energy codes, and performance standards. She provided an update on energy reductions in commercial buildings, how local governments can benefit from Inflation Reduction Act funding related …
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: Electoral structure changes announced for 39 Victorian councils Heated debate as Councils urged to declare support for a ceasefire in Gaza A new home for a Western Melbourne A-League club takes a major step forward A mayor’s plea to Taylor Swift to make a local visit Queensland local government …
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Today on the Local Government News Roundup: Municipal monitors announced for yet another Victorian council A new site determined for a controversial Harry Potter event in Mornington Peninsula Shire A sacked Sydney mayor launches a legal challenge against an ICAC ruling Two Victorian councils commence their search for a new CEO, and a long time NSW …
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: Municipal monitors wrap up at Greater Geelong Speculation that Lord Mayor Sally Capp will step aside, clearing the way for a run by her deputy A mayor accuses Melbourne Airport of delaying the airport rail link project Melbourne City Council rethinks its naming policy approach Concerns over plan…
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In this special episode, Lauren Palmer, Director of Local Government Services for the Mid-America Regional Council joined the podcast to discuss working for a regional government. She shared her GovLove in Love story, what services a Regional Council provides, and the projects she is currently working on. Host: Dan Bolin…
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On the Roundup for 9th February 2024: A controversial Captain Cook statue to be resurrected, but a Harry Potter-themed event in Mornington Peninsula Shire is now in doubt; Vandals strike in Baw Baw Shire; A CEO released from her contract for health reasons; Newly revealed data on the link between short-stay rentals and the housing crisis; Melbourne…
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Today on the Local Government News Roundup: Sacked Casey councillors prepare for a possible comeback Moonee Valley’s second municipal monitor announced The future of the Captain Cook statue on the agenda for Port Phillip City Council Local Government’s best problem solvers celebrated The NSW Government’s council demerger bill not well-received A GM…
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Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: School crossing supervisor safety concerns after a fatality in Wodonga Melbourne City Council faces criticism over renaming plans Tensions at a regional Council meeting over the Gaza conflict An innovative pilot program targeting sexual health in rural communities A Sydney Council backtracks on …
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Lara Biggs, Capital Planning Bureau Chief and City Engineer for the City of Evanston, Illinois, joined the podcast to discuss capital planning, infrastructure, and improving bicycle and pedestrian safety. She shared the City's engagement strategy to design projects with the community and stakeholders. She also talked about what data points are used…
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Today on the Local Government News Roundup: A council calls on its acting Mayor to step aside A rural mayor on the mend after a health scare A customer service win for a Victorian council A cyber attack on a council may have nationwide implications NSW councils underwhelmed by state housing reforms A council general manager resigns after just seven…
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On the 300th episode of the Local Government News Roundup: Monitors appointed at another Victorian council; A Darebin councillor ordered to apologise and suspended for misconduct; Moyne Shire appoints an Acting CEO; The local government funding model to be reviewed in NSW; Parramatta Council revises its controversial sponsorship deal with a rugby l…
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Subscriber-only episode A subscriber-exclusive update on the latest breaking local government news stories. Support the Roundup and get access to special episodes and regular breaking news updates by becoming a subscriber for around $5 per month. ($3 USD) Click here to subscribe now. The Local Government News Roundup is brought to you by the Victor…
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On the Roundup for 29th January 2024, A councillor’s suspension put on hold by VCAT; State Government claims of housing supply progress challenged by a Melbourne mayor; Local government identities recognised with Australia Day honours; NSW Councils seek rate variations to deal with financial challenges; A mayor to run for parliament, while an MP qu…
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Two guests joined the podcast to discuss financial empowerment. Tamara Lindsay is Chief of Strategy for the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund and Janae Bradford is the Director of the Office of Financial Empowerment and Community Wealth at the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma. They shared what financial empowerment centers are, what programs the centers…
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Today on the Roundup for 26th January 2024, A Council CEO resigns to take up a state government post; New aged care providers appointed at a rural Victorian council; Councils make progress on textile recovery and digital transformation, but there’s been a setback on blue-green algae control; A Sydney councillor under internal investigation for alle…
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Today on the Local Government News Roundup, First Nations events cancelled in Greater Geelong this Australia Day; A Council CEO takes leave after a tragic personal loss; Council parking costs and fines in the media spotlight; A Sydney council demanding answers from its mayor and CEO; Queensland councils on alert for yet another wild weather event; …
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Join us as Dr. Raeleen Manjak, an award-winning HR expert, shares her wisdom on enhancing workplace dynamics in local government. This episode highlights her unique perspective on coaching as a management superpower, the significance of psychological safety in the workplace, and the role of HR in fostering innovation. Learn from a leader who's rede…
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