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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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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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Send us a Text Message. On the Local Government News Roundup for 24th July 2024: A rate freeze explored as a metro mayor calls for changes to rate capping A regional mayor announces retirement Liverpool confirms it will legally challenge suspension by the state government The plan to bring a council out of a long period of administration A raft of …
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Halee Ratcliff, Finance Director for the Town of Wilkesboro, North Carolina joined the to podcast to discuss community investments. She shared how the town used American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to invest in a community park and support economic development. She talked about how the Town's outdoor action plan informed the investments and shared the …
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Janine Windolph, Director, Indigenous Arts at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, shares her journey, insights, and best practices for fostering meaningful partnerships between municipalities and Indigenous communities. Learn about the importance of cultural sensitivity, the power of kinship, and the steps municipalities can take to build las…
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: A crackdown on boats on beaches on the Mornington Peninsula Councils unite in calling for a rethink of the Melbourne Airport Rail Link timeline Liverpool Council to consider a legal injunction against the NSW government’s suspension plan A new mayor for a regional NSW Cou…
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When public administration is a family business. Monica Davis, Deputy City Administrator for the City of Oakland, California, and Poonam Davis, Retired City Clerk for the City of Long Beach, California, joined the podcast to talk about their careers in local government. Monica shared what she learned growing up with parents in public service, Poona…
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Send us a Text Message. On the Local Government News Roundup for Friday, 19th July 2024: A public inquiry and likely suspension for Liverpool Council A finding of misconduct against a Port Phillip councillor A proposal to turn off billboards overnight in the City of Melbourne A dramatic increase in illegal dumping reports raises concerns Dog waste …
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Send us a Text Message. On the 17th July 2024 edition of the Local Government News Roundup: Frankston stands by its decision to fine a resident who filled a hole on council land It’s budget take 2 at Warrnambool after an administrative oversight A former mayor ejected from a Council meeting over a stunt with a prop A mayor withdraws a controversial…
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: The sector mourns the passing of a local government legend More on the decision that paved the way for The Block to come to Daylesford Concerns about missing documents in the government investigation of Liverpool Council Council CEO appointments and resignations, and mayo…
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Brian Elms is the Founder of Change Agents Training, author of Peak Performance, and the former Director of Peak Academy and Analytics for the City and County of Denver. Brian joined the podcast to discuss innovation in local government. He shared how to start the process of innovation, the importance of subtraction in processes, and strategies to …
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Send us a Text Message. On the Local Government News Roundup for 12th July 2024: Colac Otway becomes the latest Victorian Council to have a monitor installed Yarra adopts an ambitious new climate emergency plan It’s official - The Block is coming to Daylesford New speed limits unveiled in Sydney A celebrated Australian soccer identity honoured by a…
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Housing and homelessness. The GovLove Co-hosts joined together in a grand experiment they are calling GovLove Island to discuss two of the latest topics in the local government world. First, they discussed the recent Grants Pass v. Johnson ruling from the Supreme Court. They chatted about what the court ruled, how it impacts local governments, and …
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: A union’s attempted move into local government lands in the Fair Work Commission Councils consider flood modelling showing thousands of properties at risk Boroondara’s fight for more government compensation over NE Link A shambolic general manager recruitment process lead…
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup for Monday, 8th July 2024: A compromise on an above-ground station may have put the Melbourne Airport Rail Link back on track Melbourne’s new Lord Mayor declares his candidacy for election Rural councils urge the federal government to reconsider water buy-backs Calls for a…
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Lydie Gutfeld, Director of Park, Recreation, and Community Services for the City of San Bernardino, California joined the podcast in honor of Parks Make Life Better month. She talked about her career path getting into parks, career accomplishments, and the transition to being a Director. She also discussed emerging trends in the parks and recreatio…
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Send us a Text Message. On the Local Government News Roundup for 5th July 2024: Council frustrations with Suburban Rail Loop planning Integrity concerns raised over grant funding at two Melbourne councils Greater Geelong’s mayor to visit South Korea Alarming figures from a police blitz on family violence offences A critical waste management issue i…
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Send us a Text Message. On the Local Government News Roundup for 3rd July 2024: A call on IBAC to investigate a community donation scheme Melbourne’s 105th Lord Mayor sworn in A CEO and a Mayor resign A former mayor to contest the next federal election Local government converges on Canberra for the National General Assembly A council CEO refers thr…
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Send us a Text Message. On the Local Government News Roundup for 1st July, 2024: Councils call for action on airport rail Resistance to a plan to cover a massive infrastructure funding shortfall The launch of a study of the councillor experience Calls for a public enquiry into Liverpool council Sydney councils refuse to abandon ticketless parking f…
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Sandy Spang, Executive Director at the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, joined the podcast to discuss her transition from elected official to local government staff. She shared her career journey from small business owner to an elected City Council member to working in economic development for the City of Toledo. She discussed her c…
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: A former councillor pleads guilty to stealing votes and escapes jail time Councils unite against an attempted CFMEU infiltration A long-serving councillor resigns Attempts to overturn controversial decisions fail Councils crackdown on an unsafe EV charging practice A high…
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup for 26th June 2024: A council turns to FOI for information on a major development proposal The city of Melbourne to sell its Citywide waste business A reversal on a controversial CEO delegation increase A failed push for LGA boundary changes in Sydney Political interferenc…
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: A proposed increase to a CEO’s delegation under scrutiny A controversial high-rise development set to be approved for Box Hill A regional council’s major project under threat from trespassing and theft A first-of-its-kind development levy proposed by a Melbourne council T…
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Dave Walker, Design Director for the City of Detroit, Michigan, joined the podcast from the APA National Planning Conference to discuss the award-winning Cody Rouge and Warrendale Neighborhood Plan. This neighborhood is home to the largest concentration of children in Detroit and the City wanted the next generation to shape the neighborhood plan. H…
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Send us a Text Message. Today on the Local Government News Roundup for Friday, 21 June 2024: A councillor misconduct ruling leads to a three week suspension Victorian conduct reforms become law Dismay on the border over a hospital project delay Liverpool’s sacked CEO launches Supreme Court action Protestors ejected as tensions escalate on the Gold …
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: Victorian sector reaction to proposed new housing targets Resistance to a CFMEU infiltration at Greater Geelong New conduct reforms pass the upper house with amendments Hornsby Shire considers legal action against the NSW government Renewed calls for Townsville’s mayor to…
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Send us a Text Message. On the Local Government News Roundup for Monday 17th June 2024: New housing targets revealed for Victorian councils A radical proposal to transfer parts of the City of Melbourne to neighbouring municipalities A privacy breach at a Melbourne council The 2024 community satisfaction survey results released The Sydney council co…
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Curating Professional Development with Jessica Deakyne and John StefanskiTwo guests joined the podcast to discuss curating professional development. Jessica Deakyne is the Assistant City Manager at the City of Novato, CA and John Stefanski is the Assistant City Manager at the City of San Rafael, CA. They discussed the importance of professional org…
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: Merri-bek Council agrees to explore higher rates for landlords to fund a reduction for other ratepayers Powercor refuses a Ballarat Council request to meet over a controversial substation project Two Capital city mayors champion major reforms to short stay accommodation r…
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: Local government leaders among those recognised with King’s Birthday Honours Industrial action to be stepped in Ballarat as a pay dispute drags on Hornsby Shire’s Mayor and councillors furious over a state government demand to pay back $36M The new Isaac Regional Council …
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: A change of Chair announced for Moira Shire’s panel of administrators The media spotlight falls on a record number of government interventions at Victorian councils A Sydney council ordered to hand back $36M to the state government More local government leaders announce r…
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Two guests rejoined the podcast to discuss rethinking municipal budgets. Chirs Morrill, Executive Director, and Shayne Kavanagh, Senior Manager of Research, at the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) discussed why it is time to rethink the budgeting process and GFOA's Rethinking Budgeting initiative. They also talked about why it is more…
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Send us a Text Message. On the Local Government News Roundup for Friday, 7th June 2024: Brimbank Councillors on notice from the Local Government Minister about conduct standards A Melbourne Council bringing back Christmas A reprieve for Port Phillip’s private kerbside EV charger trial Concerns of a ‘cancer cluster’ at a Sydney council building Town…
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Join us in this special episode of the Local Gov Cafe as we celebrate the winners of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) 2024 Awards of Excellence. Discover inspiring stories, of innovation and community impact from leaders in local government, including initiatives in talent management, sustainability, partnerships, urban f…
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Send us a Text Message. In this edition of the Local Government News Roundup for Wednesday 5th June 2024: A Gippsland councillor suspended after a finding of serious misconduct Strathbogie Shire mourns the tragic loss of a committee member and former councillor A coffee van decision prompts calls for Queenscliffe council to be replaced A no-confide…
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: Unruly councillors on notice at a Melbourne council Frustrating and disappointing council decisions under scrutiny More councils take a stand on inappropriate behaviour towards councillors and staff A former peak body CEO puts his hand up for council elections Townsville’…
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A panel of planning lawyers joined the podcast to share their experiences in planning law while working at law firms. They shared their career paths along with what they do in their current positions. The panel included: Sean Suder, Lead Principal & Founder, ZoneCo; Deborah Rosenthal, Senior Attorney, FitzGerald Kreditor Bolduc Risbrough LLP; Taylo…
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Send us a Text Message. On the 31st May 2024 edition: Industrial action set to escalate in Ballarat Ward boundary changes confirmed for ten Victorian councils Liverpool Council votes to terminate the employment of its CEO Kiama Council facing a massive legal bill after a Supreme Court loss New housing targets for NSW councils cautiously welcomed A …
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Send us a Text Message. 29th May 2024 headlines: Fears of a hostile union takeover of blue collar local government workers in Victoria Geelong’s new 24/7 cat curfew overturned A rural council’s stark financial situation revealed in its new draft budget A NSW council releases correspondence into a troubled resource recovery facility project; and cla…
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Send us a Text Message. The latest from the Local Government News Roundup, including: The Victorian Government’s housing statement deemed irrelevant by VCAT A deputy mayor ordered to apologise for a second time by an arbiter The Victorian council reported to be reconsidering its MAV membership Kiama gets an updated performance improvement order fro…
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Send us a Text Message. In this edition of Roundup Unfiltered, Chris Eddy is joined by two advocates for gender equality in the sector - both at the elected level and in senior roles at councils around the country. Ruth McGowan OAM literally wrote the book on getting elected to local, state and federal politics, and runs her own business training c…
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Can public officials block you on social media? Robert Hagemann, a Partner at Poyner Spurill LLP, joined the podcast to discuss Lindke v. Freed and its impact on free speech and the use social media in local government. He shared the First Amendment landscape prior to the Supreme Court ruling, what the outcome of the most recent ruling means for lo…
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: Work commences on Melbourne’s transformational Greenline Project A Melbourne council calls on the government to step up its maintenance and graffiti removal works A youth hub facility to be demolished due to structural defects The trial that may have us walking on coffee …
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: The latest Melbourne council to call for more funding to maintain state-owned roads Strathbogie appoints an interim CEO Wodonga’s mayor gets a meeting with the Health Minister to discuss hospital concerns A city farewells a popular leader Voters off to the polls again at …
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Send us a Text Message. Today on the Local Government News Roundup: A mayor accuses Melbourne Airport of a conflict of interest A new CEO appointed at Glenelg Shire New candidates unveiled for council elections in Geelong Regional mayors welcome the suspension of the New England Weeds Authority A NSW Council criticised for excessive development app…
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Send us a Text Message. Ali Wastie took on the role of CEO at the City of Greater Geelong in August of 2023 after a period of turmoil at the council that saw the appointment of municipal monitors; questions about the process to recruit a new CEO raised by MPs in Parliament; and concerns raised publicly about the Council’s financial sustainability. …
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Two guests joined the podcast to discuss using applied science in public policymaking. Both guests work at The Lab at DC. Sam Quinney is the Director and Ryan Flynn is a Civic Design Researcher. They shared how The Lab at DC was formed, improving housing vouchers, and how other local governments can use applied science in policymaking. This episode…
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Send us a Text Message. On the Roundup for 17th May 2024: The Federal Budget fails to provide promised fair increases in funding to local government Councils on the frontline of the housing crisis Rumours of a Disneyland theme park for Werribee are short-lived The fate of a complaint to the Press Council about an offensive newspaper cartoon A contr…
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The Real Deal Caitlin Clark. The most famous planner in the nation joined the podcast to talk about her work and starring in a television commercial. Caitlin Clark, Planning Specialist for the City of Scottsdale, Arizona, shared her career path to working in local government and how she ended up in a commercial with the basketball star of the same …
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Send us a Text Message. Today on the Local Government News Roundup: A Gippsland councillor questioned by Police Melbourne City achieves its first surplus in five years Bayside Council concerned over Suburban Rail Loop planning changes Cumberland’s controversial book ban to be reconsidered IPART rules on NSW Council special rate variations A multimi…
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Send us a Text Message. Coming up today on the Local Government News Roundup: The City of Melbourne scraps a $1.5B project, and rejects a major redevelopment near Marvel Stadium Hume City Council to foot a half million dollar pool repair bill after an insurance claim is rejected A plan to remove offensive graffiti within one hour under consideratio…
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In anticipation of the 2024 Top Influencers in Local Government, two guests joined the podcast to discuss their work in local government after being awarded an ELGL Top Influencer in Local Government in 2022. Sarah Mondesire is the Community Well-Being Manager for the City of Commerce City, Colorado and Jessie Brown is a Social Media and Communicat…
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