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City Forum Archive

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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
Ending Veteran Homelessness

Ending Veteran Homelessness

Cities have made dramatic progress in the effort to end veteran homelessness, thanks to bold leadership and historic levels of federal resources.

October 2015
Fighting Hunger and Obesity When Kids are Out of School: Summer Meals in Your Community

Fighting Hunger and Obesity When Kids are Out of School: Summer Meals in Your Community

The Summer Meal Coalition offers support to cities developing plans to meet 2016 goals.

September 2015
Acknowledging Excellence in City Programs

Acknowledging Excellence in City Programs

Sponsored by the League Partners, the Helen Putnam Award for Excellence recognizes cities’ efforts to creatively address local challenges.

August 2015
Find Information at Your Fingertips

Find Information at Your Fingertips

Resources and information on a broad range of local government topics are available in a helpful archive.

July 2015
League’s New Mobile Advocacy App Instantly Connects City Officials With Their Legislators

League’s New Mobile Advocacy App Instantly Connects City Officials With Their Legislators

Timing is a critical element when you’re dealing with the legislative process, and this new tool helps city officials respond to calls for action.

June 2015
Prospects for Community Economic Development Are Finally Looking Up

Prospects for Community Economic Development Are Finally Looking Up

Two new tools and positive developments on the legislative front are welcome news for cities.

May 2015
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