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Inspiring a Lifelong Commitment to Civic Engagement

Inspiring a Lifelong Commitment to Civic Engagement

Because a healthy democracy is built upon a foundation of engaged citizens, inspiring young people to become involved is essential to the future of strong cities.

August 2016
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.

July 2016
League Communications Keep Members Connected

League Communications Keep Members Connected

The League offers many ways to stay current on the latest legislative activity, advocacy efforts and professional development opportunities.

June 2016
Executive Forum and Advanced Leadership Workshops: Training, Resources and Networking for Mayors and Council Members

Executive Forum and Advanced Leadership Workshops: Training, Resources and Networking for Mayors and Council Members

Continuing education is essential in every profession. These two conferences are geared to both experienced and recently elected mayors and council members.

May 2016
Volunteers Needed: Study Examines New Ways to Fund Transportation Infrastructure

Volunteers Needed: Study Examines New Ways to Fund Transportation Infrastructure

A statewide study will examine replacing the outdated gasoline tax with a road user charge.

April 2016
Planning Commission Often Leads to City Council

Planning Commission Often Leads to City Council

If you want a sneak preview of a city council’s future, a planning commission meeting is a good place to start.

March 2016
California’s Water: Drought, Floods and Preparedness

California’s Water: Drought, Floods and Preparedness

Although we have millions of acre-feet of empty space behind dams to capture storm runoff and snowmelt, that space cannot protect Californians against levee breaks, mudslides or overflowing urban creeks.

February 2016
Extended Producer Responsibility: Protecting Public Health and the Environment

Extended Producer Responsibility: Protecting Public Health and the Environment

Ensuring that residents properly dispose of hazardous wastes — such as pesticides, batteries, needles and pharmaceuticals — from their homes is an important part of protecting the environment and public health, but it can be expensive. Many local governments are working with the California Product Stewardship Council to find a better way.

January 2016
California Cities Prepare for Implementation of Medical Marijuana Legislation

California Cities Prepare for Implementation of Medical Marijuana Legislation

California finally has a strong regulatory framework that upholds local control, protects public safety and enhances patient safety. League staff and legal counsel are participating in informational briefings to help cities prepare for the new law.

December 2015

U.S. Communities Provides Savings, Efficiency and Value

The U.S. Communities purchasing alliance provides world-class products, resources and solutions. California cities saved approximately $4.5 million in 2014 through U.S. Communities.

November 2015
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