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pgfal09.jpg Name:  Popular Government Final Issue: Vol. 75, No. 1, Fall 2009
See links to online articles from this issue below.

Letter from Dean Michael R. Smith about final issue



    Communicating Financial Condition to Elected Officials in Local Government
    William C. Rivenbark, Dale J. Roenigk, and Gregory S. Allison
    Three of the School of Government’s financial accounting experts collaborate on an approach for administrators to use in analyzing, interpreting, and communicating their local government’s financial condition to elected officials.
    Online Supplement: Appendix A. A Dashboard for a Hypothetical City

    Planning for Pedestrians and Bicyclists in North Carolina
    Kelly R. Evenson, Sara B. Satinsky, Semra A. Aytur, and Daniel Rodriguez
    What is known about policies and plans for walking and biking in North Carolina? Public health researchers and transportation planners offer an overview of pedestrian and bicycle plans in the state.

    Constitutional Limits on Officers’ Authority to Search Vehicles
    Jeffrey B. Welty
    A School of Government specialist in criminal law and procedure discusses the ramifications of a recent Supreme Court decision on searches incident to arrest.

    Public Opinion on Land Use Policies
    Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts
    In western North Carolina, a region with large parcels of underdeveloped and undeveloped land, how do residents feel about land use and zoning? Two professors surveyed a sample of residents to find out.

    Legal Abandonment of Newborns: North Carolina’s Safe Surrender Law
    Janet Mason
    In 2001, North Carolina enacted a safe surrender law to provide desperate parents with an alternative to abandonment of their infants. How does the law work, and how often has it been used?


    NC Journal
    • Bulletin Explains Key Points of Law on Immunizations for Children
    • School Gets Grant to Study Economic Opportunities
    At the School
    • School Mourns Passing of Wright
    • Vinroots Support School with $1 Million Pledge
    • School Initiates Blogs for Information, Education, and Conversation
    • School Offers New Online Publications