A General Code Publication | Winter 2018 Issue

Find out the results of our Search & Rescue promo!
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eCode Tip

5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep with eCode360®.
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Getting Started with Model Ordinances
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Calvert County, Maryland
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Legislating in the Drone Age. 
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Get the results of last issue’s question and vote in our new poll! Vote now >


eCode Search™ App Users Get All Warm and Fuzzy During Holiday Promotion

Over several weeks, municipal staff members and others who work for local governments were encouraged to download the eCode Search™ App—the only app of its kind that gives users the ability to search General Code’s robust eCode library from any Internet-connected mobile device. For every Search App downloaded or comment made about the app on social media, General Code made a donation to the North Shore Animal League America. Find out the results!


Using Model Ordinances – Tips and Hints from Our Editors

A model ordinance can be an excellent starting point for drafting a new ordinance, but it is just that – a starting point. A model ordinance, like any other draft ordinance, should be thoroughly reviewed and tailored to meet the specific requirements of your municipality before it is adopted. Read some helpful tips and hints from General Code’s Editors for how best to use model ordinances…


Legislating in the Drone Age 

Should drone technology be tightly regulated – or not at all? State legislatures are grappling with this issue in an attempt to balance public safety and privacy concerns with the enormous economic potential of the industry. Learn more about this issue>



Help Us Celebrate 10 years of eCode360!

eCode360 is turning 10 years old in 2018! Join us in celebrating eCode360’s contribution to the codification industry over the past decade and get a preview of its future as we introduce dynamic new user features throughout the year. More details to come in future issues of the DeCoder!

Five New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep with eCode360

It’s a pretty safe bet that most of the promises we make on January 1st won’t be around when the calendar flips to February or March. Can things be different this year? Absolutely! In fact, as an eCode360 customer, there are five promises that are easy to keep when it comes to managing your online Code…



Online Zoning Code Perfect Solution for MD client

Since 1999, General Code has been the codifier of choice for Calvert County, MD. The county recently completed an update to its Economic Development Strategic Plan which prompted county officials to explore new ways to support the plan’s objectives. Out of their discussions came the idea of creating an online Zoning Ordinance that would be easy to access, fully searchable and always up to date. The solution they were looking for was closer than they imagined.  Read more>


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Survey Says…

In our Fall issue, we asked for your favorite board game that focuses on acquiring or defending land. And your top choice, by a ‘landslide,’ was… Monopoly!

This time around, you get to vote for your favorite fictional mayor. Vote now >

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