April 20, 2012
This Month in Western City Magazine
- "Strategies for Curtailing Frivolous Lawsuits” — In this era of fiscal austerity, city officials are examining ways to cut costs, and avoiding unnecessary legal costs offers significant savings. Local governments can be targets for individuals who file “do-it-yourself” lawsuits and represent themselves in court. Such lawsuits often have no merit and are dismissed before they reach trial — but not before a city or county has spent thousands of dollars on legal fees. Learn how to protect your city from these frivolous lawsuits.
- “Act Now to Create a Healthier Community” — As local officials, we grapple with a lot of challenging issues and tough situations, and we don’t always agree on the best thing to do. But once in a while we come across something that makes such good sense we can all agree on it. Cultivating a culture of better health for our communities and for our employees is a good example of something that we can all agree on — and we can take action to make it happen in our own backyards. Fostering healthier communities makes fiscal sense for local governments, businesses, families and individuals.