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President's Message

Hard Times: Why We Must Protect Funding for Vital Community Services

Hard Times: Why We Must Protect Funding for Vital Community Services

It’s critically important for city officials to continue reminding our state leaders that without these essential services, that quality of life will decline precipitously.

Unusual Recipe Averts a Staffing Crisis

Unusual Recipe Averts a Staffing Crisis

Thoroughly screened and well-prepared interns were quickly able to help staff meet heavy workload demands in the City of San Luis Obispo. Now the city has a pool of highly trained and certified...

What the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Means for Your City

What the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Means for Your City

The federal economic stimulus funding is on a fast track. Here’s what you need to know about what’s available and how to apply.

Help Starts Here: 211 Connects Residents With Resources

Help Starts Here: 211 Connects Residents With Resources

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Palmdale Community Builds New Recreation Facilities

Palmdale Community Builds New Recreation Facilities

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Everyday Ethics for Local Officials

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Changes to the Gift Rules, PART 1 OF 2

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Changes to the Gift Rules, PART 1 OF 2

In 2008, the Fair Political Practices Commission modified the Political Reform Act’s gift rules. One of these changes – the increase in the limit on the annual monetary value of gifts local...

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