Promoting Good Governance Within Your Agency

Santa Monica city manager Rod Gould was featured in the December 2014 article “Promoting Good Governance Within Your Agency” for Western City, the monthly magazine of the League of CA Cities.

Excerpt: The City of Santa Monica beta-tested the Good Governance Checklist. City Manager Rod Gould sat down with department heads and advisory staff to compare their city’s practices with those outlined in the checklist. Gould was pleased to see that they were already engaging in many of the practices listed. Where they weren’t, the checklist served as a catalyst to stimulate discussion about areas where the city could make improvements. Gould says, “For any organization committed to improving its governance practices, this checklist is a great tool to get the process started.”

To read the full article featuring Rod Gould, click here.

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