PublicCEO Report is an episodic video podcast focused on public policy, current events, professional and personal experiences of local government staff and the challenges facing local government entities. PublicCEO also operates a local government publication with a corresponding daily newsletter that gives city managers, county administrators, public executives and public employees a vantage point on the happenings across California's cities, counties, special districts and the state. Our goal is to provide decision-makers with best practices, inventive ideas, perspective on trends and access to opportunities.
Erica Manuel, Institute for Local Government
After 2020, the world will never be the same—especially in local government. On the journey to recovery, public agencies must engage residents to rebuild public trust and communication.
Institute for Local Government (ILG) Executive Director Erica Manuel sits down with Ryder Todd Smith to discuss how ILG is training government leaders to navigate complex issues, including successfully emerging from the pandemic.
Lindsey Horvath, California Contract Cities Association & Mayor of West Hollywood
As our world recovers from the pandemic, governments are seeking to improve upon inefficient and broken systems that better serve constituents.
Lindsey Horvath, mayor of West Hollywood and immediate past president of California Contract Cities Association, discusses the disconnect between resident participation and government services as well as tactics that empower residents to use government resources.
Andy Nickerson, HdL Companies
Well, it's budget season. As your agency is approving next fiscal year's budget, you might be wishing money would rain from the sky. We've got the next best thing.
Andy Nickerson, president/CEO of HdL Companies, chats with Ryder Todd Smith about the massive changes in revenue public agencies have seen over the last year and a half and ways municipalities can boomerang back with the market.
Frank Zerunyan, University of Southern California & City of Rolling Hills Estates
How will an academic public policy theory actually advance society?
Frank Zerunyan, professor at the University of Southern California, council member at Rolling Hills Estates and executive board member for the California Contract Cities Association, is chatting with Ryder Todd Smith on how academic theologies can become real, actionable policies for public agencies.
Jason Caudle, California Choice Energy Authority & City of Lancaster
If you're focusing your public agency's efforts on renewable energy, looking for additional revenue streams, searching for control over local energy rates OR all of the above, joining a community choice aggregation (CCA) might be a good fit.
Jason Caudle, city manager of the City of Lancaster and executive director of California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice), sits down with Ryder Todd Smith to discuss the risks and rewards of CCAs for public agencies.
Joseph, Porcelli, Nextdoor
Nextdoor is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing social media networks. The neighborhood-focused platform offers public agencies a unique way starting conversations with their residents.
Joseph Porcelli, glocal public agency lead at Nextdoor, sits down with Ryder Todd Smith to chat about how public agencies can use Nextdoor to gain invaluable information about their residents and enact change in their communities.