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U.S. Communities: The Gold Standard for Cooperative Purchasing

U.S. Communities: The Gold Standard for Cooperative Purchasing

While many purchasing cooperatives offer services, the League sponsors only one: U.S. Communities. Since 2001, the program has saved public agencies more than $1.3 billion. Several key elements set U.S. Communities apart from other regional and national programs.

June 2010
Sunnyvale Dramatically Accelerates Capital Improvement Projects

Sunnyvale Dramatically Accelerates Capital Improvement Projects

Innovative thinking helped Sunnyvale speed the execution of about 30 projects with a total value of $60 million. A winning combination of low bids, grants and a streamlined administrative process have allowed the program to grow from its targeted $60 million in projects to more than $100 million in less than a year.

May 2010
How Local Officials Can Prepare for the Public Health Impacts of Climate Change

How Local Officials Can Prepare for the Public Health Impacts of Climate Change

April 2010
Legislation Provides Needed Flexibility for Redevelopment Housing Set-Aside Dollars

Legislation Provides Needed Flexibility for Redevelopment Housing Set-Aside Dollars

March 2010
Assessment Shows California’s Local Streets and Roads at Risk Statewide

Assessment Shows California’s Local Streets and Roads at Risk Statewide

February 2010
Ron Loveridge: From Professor and Mayor to National Leader

Ron Loveridge: From Professor and Mayor to National Leader

January 2010
City Clerks Focus on Ethics and Elections

City Clerks Focus on Ethics and Elections

December 2009
California Communities STAR Bond Program Offers Cities a Cost-Effective Financing Tool

California Communities STAR Bond Program Offers Cities a Cost-Effective Financing Tool

Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the federal government is providing a way for cities to issue taxable Build America Bonds and Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds, which cities can use for capital projects that many be currently under way or planned for the near future.

November 2009
City Police Departments Team Up With CHP to Teach Teens the Real Lessons of the Road

City Police Departments Team Up With CHP to Teach Teens the Real Lessons of the Road

October 2009
Youth Dialogues Inform and Develop Local Leaders

Youth Dialogues Inform and Develop Local Leaders

September 2009