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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
How Libraries Build Community

How Libraries Build Community

Anyone who believes libraries are a withered vestige from sepia-tinted yesteryear hasn’t been inside their neighborhood branch lately.

April 2015
New Law Strengthens Local Regulation of Massage Businesses

New Law Strengthens Local Regulation of Massage Businesses

New legislation returned to California cities and counties the authority to adopt ordinances regarding the massage therapy industry through a combination of land-use and business regulations.

March 2015

New Study Reveals Nearly $7.3 Billion Needed Annually to Make Streets and Roads Safe

In 10 years it is expected that, without greater investment, 25 percent of local streets and roads will be ranked “poor” — compared with 6 percent today. The local system will have an estimated $78.3 billion funding shortfall in the next decade.

February 2015
Make Your City Hall a Star

Make Your City Hall a Star

Help the League build its archive of images, and put your city hall in the spotlight.

January 2015
New Mayors and Council Members’ Academy Provides a Strong Start

New Mayors and Council Members’ Academy Provides a Strong Start

Held each January in Sacramento, the academy features seasoned experts who present the nuts and bolts of city council operations.

December 2014
CalTRUST Offers a Safe, Convenient Investment Pool for Local Agencies

CalTRUST Offers a Safe, Convenient Investment Pool for Local Agencies

Organized as a joint powers authority, CalTRUST offers short-term, medium-term and money market accounts. These accounts provide easy, safe and reliable options for public agencies.

November 2014
Legislative Briefing Webinar Wraps Up the Session, Sets Stage for 2015

Legislative Briefing Webinar Wraps Up the Session, Sets Stage for 2015

The briefing covers the culmination of the two-year 2013-14 legislative session and highlights key bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in each of the League’s primary lobbying areas. The League’s legislative team provides insight on each bill and what cities need to know to prepare for the law’s enactment in January. The briefing will also touch on several initiatives on the November statewide ballot of interest to cities.

October 2014
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