Transparency In Local Government: Protecting Your Community Against Corruption

For the December 2010 edition of Western City, the League of California Cities’s monthly magazine, Rod Gould contributed insights to “Transparency In Local Government:Protecting Your Community Against Corruption.”

Excerpt: As events unfolded this past summer about multiple irregularities in the City of Bell, many local officials were understandably shocked and dismayed. Many also experienced the public’s understandable but disheartening question, “If these things happened in Bell, are they also happening in our community?”

Many conscientious and concerned local officials asked a similar question: “What can we do to make sure that what happened in Bell never happens to our community?”

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