The Institute for Local Government (ILG) has made available to the public a collection of informative and insightful videos on the topic of city governance.

Its “Local Government 101 Videos” series covers a variety of subjects, including working with city staff, the basics of parliamentary procedure and the importance of land use.

In the video below, former local agency attorney Michael Martello discusses the importance of land use.

Martello continues his discussion on the topic by emphasizing the importance and strength of including the elements that are important to your community in its land use general plans.

The ILG has a number of invaluable resources, which are available (and incredibly useful) to elected officials and public employees alike. Check them out here.