October 2018

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Why We Need to Build the Epic Trail

Young or old, rich or poor, city-dweller or rural resident — the response was the same: Civic amenities are vital to a good life.

Sep 27, 2018 Bill Mueller

Buzzwords: Paradigm Shift

When the usual model of thinking about or doing something is replaced by a new and different model.

Oct 18, 2018 Eva Roethler

Dilemma of the Month: Negative Feedback From Direct Reports

Recently, my boss held a meeting with my direct reports where they filled out a survey about my performance as their manager. When my boss shared the results with me, he disclosed that “someone” mentioned I wasn’t allowing my team to learn, but rather I was micromanaging them. In discussing my frustration with a peer, she expressed that he is not allowed to do this. Can you shed some light?

Oct 4, 2018 Suzanne Lucas

Close to Home

League of California Cities Executive Director Carolyn Coleman on pensions, affordable housing and the value of local control

While most people get caught up in the high-profile workings of Sacramento or Washington D.C., the issues that impact their daily lives are actually hashed out most often at the local level. Comstock’s sat down with League of California Cities Executive Director Carolyn Coleman, one of the state’s fiercest advocates for the power of local control.

Oct 15, 2018 Rich Ehisen

Natural Connection

Lisa Taira at Kiyo’s Floral Design has practiced ikebana — traditional Japanese flower arrangement — for nearly 50 years. 

Sep 21, 2018 Eva Roethler