This is a selection of featured new acquisitions in the MRSC Library. For a complete list, see our New Acquisitions page.
These publications are available to Washington State city/town/county officials and staff to borrow at no charge through the MRSC Library Loan Request Form. If you are not a Washington city/town/county official or employee, we suggest you contact your local public library or law library for information or research direction.
This book provides governments with a step-by-step approach to developing and implementing financial policies. The author provides comprehensive coverage of financial policies for a range of administrative functions, including budgeting, capital improvements, debt management, and investments.
What happens when governments really listen to their constituents? Barbara Cohn Berman raises this provocative question in her new book, “When Governments Listen.” In it, she provides some answers, recounting her eight years of work with 70 governments in the U.S. and Canada.
This APA report offers practicing planners a comprehensive menu of place-based strategies for addressing different dimensions of urban distress—from the reclamation of vacant properties to rebuilding local government and civic capacity.
This book shows how planners can guide the process toward effective decision-making and beneficial community design and distills decades of community-design experience into a sound conceptual framework of value to practicing planners as well as planning students.
The definitive resource for advanced fire service training. Designed for fire fighters, company officers, and chief officers of all ranks and of all department types who want the latest information on the fundamentals of leadership in the fire service as well as managing the day to day operations of a fire department.