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Liz Johnston

Local government workers gathered around laptops in meeting room with tree discussing climate action plans

Climate Action Plan: 5 Tips for Local Governments

Climate change is already impacting regions worldwide, and the effects will only intensify going forward.

In North America, we are regularly experiencing harsher winters, hotter summers, and extreme weather-related events, such as hurricanes, floods, droughts, wildfires, and landslides. These events have a catastrophic impact on towns and cities that aren’t designed with the infrastructure needed to handle new threats and challenges.

To address rapidly changing climate conditions, local governments are adopting climate action plans that identify and adapt community goals for health and safety, economic growth, sustainable energy, and quality of life as climate-driven changes occur.

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Be a PBB Super Hero with Some Help from Your Friendly ResourceX Consultant

 

ResourceX is your partner throughout your PBB journey. From creating a project charter establishing the purpose of your PBB project to the partnership with your Customer Success Trainer to ensure the successful implementation and realization of that charter to the application of best practices such as Insights and Budgeter, ResourceX is your support system.

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Rethinking Revenues & Resilience Two Years After COVID Lockdowns

Government revenues must adapt to meet the needs of Budgeting in the 21st Century...

GFOA, ICMA and NLC aren't limiting their Rethinking Budgeting initiative to the expense side of things. Their Rethinking Revenue contends that outdated systems are not aligned with modern economic realities. ResourceX is working with our PBB Communities to move beyond those systems and to advance local government thinking beyond the traditional approach to revenues.

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Colorado ARPA Funds: A Clear Methodology for Distribution from Pueblo, CO

Methodology Matters

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law on March 11, 2021, was created in response to the devastating impacts COVID-19 has had on communities nationwide. It infused state and local governments with more than $350 billion to support economies and communities struggling in the wake of the pandemic. This funding was designed with the specific purposes of supporting front-line workers, advancing public health initiatives, boosting relief to businesses and households, remedying systemic challenges to populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic, and investing in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.

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Pittsburgh's Climate Action Plan: How Program Budgeting Aligns Climate Goals to Budget

Like many cities worldwide, the City of Pittsburgh has already begun to experience the effects of climate change with harsher winters, hotter summers, record-setting precipitation, leading to frequent and destructive landslides, and increased numbers of invasive species. At the local government level, resources and opportunities exist to prepare for the impacts of climate change, but they must be reviewed, prioritized, and put into action.

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