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The Retail Mall Reimagined

My first job in high school was as a lowly “dump girl” at Nordstrom. Hired to work Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale at the famous South Coast Plaza mall, girls who “ran dump” were tasked with rapidly restocking the sales floor with copious amounts of tried-on clothing so...

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Your public-private partnership and the LGC staff

We’ve heard from several clients and Friends of the Firm recently about their discussions with LGC staff about proposed or possible public-private partnerships. Several lessons emerge from those discussions that are worth sharing. Why would you have to go to the LGC...

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The LGC calendar for 2019

We now have the official calendar for meetings of the Local Government Commission for 2019. We thought a table might be handy. Along with the meeting dates, this table shows the dates 28 days prior to the meeting, because generally the Commission staff wants a fairly...

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The Importance of Fund Balance

 What do we need all this fund balance for, anyway? As we move into the height of budget season, this question will ring out across the North Carolina — especially as many local governments re-build fund balance after some years of decline. Why do we keep the...

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