Public Management

The official monthly magazine of the International City and County Management Association (ICMA). Publishes news and information on topics and issues of concern to local government managers as well as feature articles on local government from the perspect

Articles from Vol. 75, No. 10, October

Budget Tactics: Insights from the Trenches
Successful budgeting is an art form that requires analytical and interpersonal skills. Too often, the focus is put on the technical and not the behavioral aspects of budgeting. To be really successful in budget skirmishes, however, one must learn what...
Bureaucracies Get Glamorous with Motion Picture Industry
Bureaucracy can gain some glamour--and revenue--when it hitches up with the movie industry. While cities, counties, and states can not expect "Jurassic Park" profits, there is no question that entities can benefit by hosting a project, and the summer's...
Cable Television 1993: Is It the Beginning of a New Partnership between Local and Federal Government?
In 1993, the cable industry will generate $20 billion in revenue in the United States. Will your community benefit from this $20 billion in revenue and the increase in channels from 30, 60, or 100 to the promised 500? Will cable finally reach its...
Council-Manager Relations: Time for Adjustment, before It Is Too Late
This spring, I spoke to administrators, elected officials, and academicians at a conference on the Cleveland State University campus. The purpose of the conference, which was titled "Governing Local America--Maximizing Responsiveness and Efficiency,"...
The Policy-Administration Dichotomy Is Bunkum
In this PM, Jim Brimeyer writes of the seminar that was held at Cleveland State University this past spring. The seminar was organized to stimulate dialogue between elected local leaders and appointed managers about the council-manager form of government...