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How to advocate on behalf of your hometown

How to advocate on behalf of your hometown

The legislative session is in full swing, and this time of year is when the Association’s legislative staff will be calling on local officials to make contact with legislators about specific bills or issues. The type of contact needed could come in the form of a phone call, visit, email or letter. The Association staff knows the timing and type of communication that will be the most effective for a specific issue. More
Increase efficiency by closing donut holes

Increase efficiency by closing donut holes

A police officer is patrolling inside the city limits one evening when she sees a suspicious person at a nearby business. The individual has a history of vagrancy. She makes contact with the subject, and he admits to having just broken into the business. She detains him and waits for a sheriff’s deputy to arrive. “Why doesn’t she arrest him?”
 
Getting ready for new economic development opportunities

Getting ready for new economic development opportunities

Although policy makers and the news media have recently focused attention on the deteriorating condition of visible infrastructure such as roads and bridges, infrastructure also refers to water, wastewater, drainage systems and facilities that are often hidden from public view. South Carolina municipalities must continue to invest in rehabilitating and maintaining these utility facilities and infrastructure.  More
Expand use of Victims Assistance funds

Expand use of Victims Assistance funds

Victims of crime in South Carolina have a variety of resources they can turn to in their time of need. One of the most important resources is a victims advocate provided by city and town police forces.
 
Any device, anytime, anywhere

Any device, anytime, anywhere

Mobile internet users in the United States will surpass desktop Internet users this year, according to statistics provided by the federal government. Users are accessing the web from a variety of devices—from smart phones and tablets to high-definition televisions and wearables such as smart watches.