For the 10th anniversary of the State of Our Cities & Towns survey, CML asked our members to reflect on the years since the very first report. Looking back, what lasting challenges did the Great Recession leave for their municipalities, and what were they able to accomplish in spite of them? Looking forward, what is next?
As we approach the end of the year, and with the holiday season very much upon us, it is a good time to reflect and ponder. And I have been doing that quite a bit as I think about my pending retirement at the end of next March after 40 years on the staff of this great organization.
There was a lot going on this election cycle, proving once again that all politics are local. More than 150 municipal ballot measures in 80 cities and towns across the state – but there also were some key statewide ballot issues with the potential for significant local impact.
Municipalities Matter is a regular blog by Sam Mamet, executive director of the Colorado Municipal League. Sam is responsible to CML's 21-member executive board for executing the policies and programs of the League.
What would you like to see discussed in Municipalities Matter? Contact Sam with your thoughts! (Email address is smamet @ cml.org, without the spaces.)