City Action Examples

Looking for examples of things other cities have done? You can search the League's lookup tools for civility, collaboration, budget-balancing, and HR action examples. These examples were collected from December 2008 to December 2016.

Civility Lookup
Curious about what other cities are doing to address and promote civility in their communities? Use the League’s Civility Lookup to find examples from cities statewide. Examples are organized by steps local governments can take to address civility as identified in the LMC/MCMA Civility Task Force Report. Users may search by city name, type of action, or both. (Get additional civility resources.)

Collaboration Lookup
Cities have been collaborating and undertaking cooperative initiatives for a long time, but interest in these efforts has intensified in recent years. While each city’s circumstances are unique, it can certainly be helpful to gain inspiration from other cities. The League’s City Collaboration Lookup allows users to search for examples of collaborations by city name, service category (e.g., police, parks, housing, sanitation), or both.

City Budget-Balancing Lookup
Ever wonder exactly what cities have done to help balance their budgets? Use the League's City Budget-Balancing Lookup to find examples from cities across the state. The Lookup contains over 3,000 examples gathered from media stories and League surveys, listservs, and events. Users may search by city name, type of action, or both.

HR Actions Lookup
Interested in what other cities are doing on human resources-related matters? This lookup tool includes over 1,100 examples of what cities have done in the area of HR. Categories include combining positions, eliminating positions, changing policies that affect staff, early retirement, making changes to employee benefits, and more. These examples have been pulled out of the City Budget-Balancing Lookup for a streamlined focus on HR actions. Users may search by city name, type of action, or both.