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Informing Policy Decisions Through Opinion Research

Opinion research is a powerful tool often overlooked outside of elections. Learn how opinion research can help form policy decisions in this short podcast featuring Adam Probolsky, an opinion researcher who has worked with local governments across the nation.

Case Study: Protecting California’s Largest Recreation District

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District provides recreation services for over 300,000 residents across six jurisdictions near San Francisco, CA. It encompasses a 104 square-mile area, includes over 20 miles of hiking, and even the state’s oldest Japanese garden. Recently, it realized its IT system was woefully inadequate.

Avenu Acquires Short-Term Rental Compliance Provider LTAS Technologies Inc. (Harmari ®)

Avenu acquires LTAS Technologies Inc. (Harmari) to combine the leading technologies of the short-term rental industry to provide a fully integrated platform for both citizens and government officials.

How To Manage A City

Managing a city is filled with complexities regardless of its size…unless you get tips from an expert. This episode features Ronald Olson who shares some of his key takeaways that have helped him successfully be a City Manager for 35 years in over 7 cities of varying sizes, including Corpus Christi, Texas.

Case Study: Improving citizen engagement through a cloud-based land records management system

Josh LaRussa is the Register of Deeds Clerk for Chester County, South Carolina. He runs a lean operation and is the only county employee who registers deeds, although he has cross-trained others to cover for him in case he is unavailable. About two years ago, Avenu’s Clearview GRIDS software system started to make Josh’s job easier. GRIDS is a cloud-based record-indexing solution that delivers functionality and peace of mind to those responsible for maintaining all current and historic land records for a county.

Case Study: Digitizing 185 years of Records for the Monroe Co. Coroner’s Office

Nestled in the Poconos, 90 miles from New York City, the historic county has seen significant growth over the last couple decades. Pennsylvania also has one of the longest record retention requirements for coroner’s offices. Storing, preserving, and accessing these documents has become a logistical challenge. The county needed to rent more space to accommodate the additional 1,700 records a year, these documents were subject to decay, and it could take weeks to access them. When Tomas Yanac, Jr. was elected as the county coroner in 2017, he saw this problem and new they needed to digitize county records.

Five Ways Avenu Maximizes Your Short-Term Rental Compliance

Are you experiencing a rapid growth in your Short-Term Rental (STR) community? It can be a challenge to keep up with monitoring, licensing, permitting, and overall tax collection. And non-compliant STRs also bring about neighborhood complaints, like safety, noise, trash, and parking, just to name a few.

Cybercrime: Enemy at the Gate

Everyone thinks they are prepared for a cyberattack until they are attacked. As technology advances so have the skills of hackers and data miners who continue to become more sophisticated and malicious using a variety of hard to detect methods to gain access to your network. 2021 saw an incredible surge in cyberattacks across the country. With more employees working remotely and working outside their office networks, IT security is more important than ever.

National Economic Outlook for 2022

On this episode, we are joined by Dr. Leo Feler, an Economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast for an economic outlook for 2022.

The Top Four Challenges State & Local Governments Face in 2022

As we start moving towards to a post-pandemic state, we need to prepare for the top challenges state and local governments are facing in 2022. Avenu’s CEO, Paul Colangelo, spends a great deal of time working with government leaders across the country and has a keen understanding of the challenges that lie ahead.