The DeCoder
Legislative & Trending News for Local Governments

Spring 2016 Issue
Trending Legislative Topics

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According to Governing Magazine, the top 10 legislative issues for 2016 at the federal and state levels include the Shared Economy, Environmental Regulation, Opioid Addiction and Marijuana. But what’s going on in local government?
General Code clients: Have you adopted new legislation or updated your ordinances recently? Be sure to submit your latest updates to us at [email protected]. Questions? Contact us toll-free at 800.836.8834.

Sign Codes & the Supreme Court

Supreme Court
of the United States
Many municipalities are finding that their sign regulations are not in compliance with the Supreme Court’s decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona, leaving them open to possible litigation. 

The following articles may provide insight to better understanding the impact of the Supreme Court’s sign code decision on local ordinances:

Concerned your Code may be internally inconsistent or conflict with applicable state laws? An Editorial and Legal Analysis will provide practical recommendations on how to revise and improve your legislation to make it more reliable and enforceable. Email us at [email protected] to learn more!

Social Media for Local Government
Many in local government are still finding their way when it comes to integrating social media with traditional communication strategies. The Institute for Local Government provides a number of resources to help navigate operational and policy issues.

Visit for social media-related articles and tip sheets.

eCode360®: New Users
New to ecode360? Check out the eCode Help section under FAQs at or attend one of our FREE informational and interactive webinars. View the schedule.

Don’t have ecode360 yet? See it in action! Check out our latest customers who are giving citizens online access to their municipal codes:


Celebrating Our Clients
Look what some of our clients have been up to lately!

Northampton, MA: Top 10 Small Cities in U.S.

Lexington, VA: Top 10 Safest Cities in Virginia

East Goshen, PA: 2015 PECO Green Region Grant

34 New Jersey Clients: Sustainable Jersey Awards

Marana, NM: GFOA‘s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

East Hampton, NY: GFOA‘s Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting

Crystal Lake, IL: 10 Picturesque Small Towns in Illinois

Congratulations, all!


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