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Executive Director's Message

Why Home Rule Is the Birthright of California’s Cities

Why Home Rule Is the Birthright of California’s Cities

Local control, or home rule, provides the foundation for city governance. This article examines the state’s history and the Legislature’s tradition of meddling in local affairs.

2014 Annual Conference & Expo Offers New Sessions and Exciting Additions

2014 Annual Conference & Expo Offers New Sessions and Exciting Additions

The 2014 League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo includes many new features and opportunities.

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News from the Institute for Local Government

Be a Beacon: The Power of Recognition

Be a Beacon: The Power of Recognition

The Beacon Award program, a catalyst for innovative and effective solutions, addresses climate change at the local level and informs the community about these activities.

Beacon Award-Winner San Rafael Makes Sustainability a Priority

Beacon Award-Winner San Rafael Makes Sustainability a Priority

San Rafael has focused on sustainable land use by preserving open space, encouraging mixed-use infill development and adopting green building requirements. Now its community is actively reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Product Stewardship Saves Money, Creates Jobs and Reduces Waste

Product Stewardship Saves Money, Creates Jobs and Reduces Waste

The law that established California’s landmark waste hierarchy of “reduce, reuse and recycle” led to collaborative efforts and the concept of product stewardship.

On the Record

On the Record

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Elk Grove Rain Garden Plaza Showcases Water Conservation

Elk Grove Rain Garden Plaza Showcases Water Conservation

A public project demonstrates sustainable stormwater management practices and offers an educational, inviting space.

                

 

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Award of Excellence for Writing

Award of Excellence for Writing

Western City Article on Controversial Bay-Delta Conservation Plan Wins Award

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