ITN is planning a series of mini reports, analysing public sector projects accused of wasting taxpayers' money.
The coverage will not damage the LGA's ongoing efforts - being led by media director Ed Welsh - to build the reputation of local government, said chief media officer Richard Stokoe.
ITN has defended its forthcoming coverage. "The What a Waste series is thoroughly researched. The reports highlight projects that waste taxpayers' money - something viewers care deeply about. It is not silly, it's very serious," said press and publicity manager Saskia Worth.
A date for the series has yet to be set, said Worth. A pilot programme, on Bath Spa, was broadcast by ITN earlier in the year.