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May 2018

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President's Message

Pushing Back on Infrastructure Issues: Key to Our Local and State Economies

Pushing Back on Infrastructure Issues: Key to Our Local and State Economies

The League has focused on transportation infrastructure needs for over a decade, and this remains a priority for California cities in 2018.

Task Force Report Helps Cities Address Homelessness

Task Force Report Helps Cities Address Homelessness

As national and state programs fall short of fully addressing this issue, California’s cities and counties are focusing on collaboration, cooperation and support at the local level to tackle homelessness.

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News from the Institute for Local Government

State Climate Investments Boost Local Communities

State Climate Investments Boost Local Communities

State programs aimed at solving climate change can also help cities tackle many of their other community priorities. The cap-and trade program generates substantial revenue that the state invests to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve other community co-benefits.

Reassembling Redevelopment

Reassembling Redevelopment

The new tax-increment tools lack the concentrated financial impact provided by the former redevelopment tool. Left unaddressed, this financing gap presents significant challenges for the future use of these tools.

Redevelopment’s Elimination: Remembering the Local Experience

Redevelopment’s Elimination: Remembering the Local Experience

As new tools emerge, expect local officials to exercise caution.

Why We Need Diversity in City Management

Why We Need Diversity in City Management

Promoting diversity at City Hall is a key strategy for ensuring equitable public service.