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5 Ways To Improve Customer Service in Your Public Works Department

5 Ways To Improve Customer Service in Your Public Works Department

Public works departments ensure that the community's infrastructure — which is seen and used daily by its residents — is maintained and improved regul...
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How To Improve Your Coastal Stormwater Drainage System

How To Improve Your Coastal Stormwater Drainage System

Stormwater runoff is one of the fastest-growing sources of pollution in the United States. The solution to improving stormwater runoff requires every ...
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How to Navigate California Housing Shortage Legislation

How to Navigate California Housing Shortage Legislation

The California housing crisis, which has become unmatched across the nation, has made it difficult for communities to grow and sustain healthy communi...
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Form-Based Code: An Effective Solution for Tackling Urban Density Challenges

Form-Based Code: An Effective Solution for Tackling Urban Density Challenges

At times, it can be difficult to remember that we live in the same United States that was home to fewer than 150 million people in 1950. Today, we’ve ...
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When Should You Hire a Third-Party Building Official?

When Should You Hire a Third-Party Building Official?

With the volume of community development projects in progress across the nation, building departments need to be well-oiled machines. And if you look ...
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3 Things Successful Municipalities Know About Building Inspections

3 Things Successful Municipalities Know About Building Inspections

No matter where you’re located, every new building project needs to be inspected. There’s really no way around it — and for good reason, as this essen...
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California: Now’s the Time to Apply for Prop 68 Grant Funding

California: Now’s the Time to Apply for Prop 68 Grant Funding

Proposition 68 (or Prop 68) is the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018. The $4 billi...
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