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Trending Legislation: Social Hosting

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to loosen and larger gatherings take place, pre-pandemic concerns about underage drinking are returning. Communities are examining ways to curb this issue, including enacting local ordinances regarding social hosting.

The Power of the API Partnership

APIs are fast becoming a technology staple for innovative companies and a powerful business tool. By enabling companies to securely connect business processes, content and data, APIs can help boost customer satisfaction—and build new business.

Dusting Off the Lanyards

Municipal clerks are returning to in-person events and conferences. Here’s why the conferences you once knew and took part in are reflecting a new reality created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trending Legislation: Alcohol To Go

During the pandemic, many states enacted legislation allowing alcoholic beverages to be sold as “to-go” items. As food and beverage businesses begin reopening with on-premises dining and drinking, these laws are being reconsidered at the state and local levels.

Fireworks Sparking Calls for Local Regulation

Fireworks used to be reserved for major holidays and community events. But with some states loosening laws for individual access and use, municipalities are responding to concerns about noise, fire safety, and effects on vets and pets.

A Crisis on Top of a Crisis

This once-in-a century pandemic has not only forced us to change many aspects of our lives for our own health and safety, it has also created a new, and unprecedented surge in the use of single-use plastics.

Trending Legislation: Electric Vehicles

Acceptance of electric vehicles has been on a long, winding and sometimes detoured road. But with increasing concerns about climate change and dependence on fossil fuels, a renewed interest, and even enthusiasm, has recently accelerated. Is your community EV-Ready?

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Legislating in the Age of COVID-19

As the pandemic continues to impact communities across the country, local governments are responding with legislation that covers a wide range of critical topics. Stay up-to-date through our new blog series “Legislating in the Age of COVID.”

Promoting Healthy Behaviors

Local governments are creatively using social media during the coronavirus pandemic to stay in touch with constituents, check the pulse of the community, and share useful resources…

Building Trust Through Social Media

Social media is a powerful tool for local governments to inform and to engage with the community at-large. Local government needs to demonstrate that it’s worthy of its constituents’ time and trust.

Responding Legislatively to COVID-19

Local governments are acting to allow service continuity in this time of crisis and to protect the safety and health of constituents, as well as in finding ways to overcome food security issues and economic hardships faced by local businesses.

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You’ve Got Our Support

General Code offers a variety of options to help our client communities optimize their eCode experience and to provide demos of our other digital solutions.

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A Bumpy Road for E-Scooters

Despite the growing popularity of e-scooters as a fun and environmentally-friendly way to traverse cities, not all municipalities and regulators are along for the ride.

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Social Media: Are You Listening?

Social media isn’t all about creating noise to raise awareness or pushing information out to your followers/constituents. Sometimes you need to listen, too.

Study Buddies for eCode360

General Code is ready to be your ‘study buddy’ with an extensive variety of options to help our clients optimize their eCode360 experience.

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Tweet It From the Housetop!

Using your local gov’s social media channels, you can help local businesses and organizations to draw larger crowds to events, boosting tourism to your region and supporting economic growth.

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign

In drafting and enforcing sign regulations local governments should be mindful of this case and the Supreme Court’s determination that content-based regulation of noncommercial signs must meet “strict scrutiny.”

Choosing the Right Channel

You’ve decided to start using social media to communicate with your citizens, but what channel is the right one to use? We’ve compiled some of the top-used social media channels that local governments are using and examples of how they’re being used.

Reimagining the Future of our Cities

What does “the future of cities” mean to you? Whatever your definition, Oscar Boyson’s 20-minute video “The Future of Cities” is thought-provoking as it probes the question, “is future urbanization going to be a good thing, or a bad thing?”

Getting Social During a Disaster

Social media channels, perhaps more than any other communication tool, offer officials at every level of government the most rapid way to reach out to those in harm’s way or already affected by an emergency situation. It seems that we are all increasingly turning to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more than social reasons. A trend that is not going unnoticed by many in government responsible for emergency management.

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