Micro Case Study: Working with City Governance to Create A Win-Win-Win

In my role as Chair of the Board of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, I approached challenges in the same way as I do here at SMPA: Connect the right people to create a win-win-win. Take this micro case study of drinking establishments in Oxnard as an example. In 2019, many of them, like craft […]

Why City Managers Need Communications Professionals

Being a city manager is a tough job. He or she is expected to be a virtual expert on a myriad of subjects, depending upon the day. Everything from budgeting, the Brown Act and building, to politics, public works and policing. It’s been suggested in jest that the title “city manager,” might as well be […]