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Executive Director's Message

The United Cities of California

The United Cities of California

It is often said that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance. It also appears to be the price of local control.

Fix-It Fairs and Repair Cafés Divert Waste, Aim to Change Mindset

Fix-It Fairs and Repair Cafés Divert Waste, Aim to Change Mindset

Repair cafés help cities send a message that just because something is broken, it need not be thrown away.

Local Streets and Roads Awards Recognize Best Practices

Local Streets and Roads Awards Recognize Best Practices

The annual Outstanding Local Streets and Roads Project Awards Program recognizes projects that promote fiscal and environmental sustainability in the local transportation system and can be replicated by other jurisdictions.

Woodland Builds a Healthy Urban Forest, One Tree at a Time

Woodland Builds a Healthy Urban Forest, One Tree at a Time

Woodland strives to promote the importance of expanding its tree canopy to provide environmental, economic, health and aesthetic benefits. Because trees help reduce greenhouse gases, the city aims to increase its canopy 50 percent by planting 6,000 trees between 2014 and 2020.

California Cities Shine in $5 Million Energy Prize Challenge

California Cities Shine in $5 Million Energy Prize Challenge

Despite the many innovative efficiency measures now in place throughout the country, the United States wastes more than half of all energy produced. Eight California cities are competing for a $5 million prize in a national contest to save energy.