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Cities and Schools: Playing Well Together Pays Off for Children and Families

Cities and Schools: Playing Well Together Pays Off for Children and Families

September 2014
New Tool Helps Understand Candidates’ Positions on Issues Important to Cities

New Tool Helps Understand Candidates’ Positions on Issues Important to Cities

An online questionnaire gives communities an opportunity to gain insights about candidates’ views on local control and other issues of importance to cities statewide.

August 2014
2014 Annual Conference & Expo Offers New Sessions and Exciting Additions

2014 Annual Conference & Expo Offers New Sessions and Exciting Additions

The 2014 League of California Cities Annual Conference & Expo includes many new features and opportunities.

July 2014
Use Free Technology to Enhance Public Meetings

Use Free Technology to Enhance Public Meetings

Local governments can access free resources and borrow equipment, including keypad polling devices and translation gear, to enhance public meetings and engage the community.

June 2014
Upcoming Legislative Milestones: Take Note, Take Action

Upcoming Legislative Milestones: Take Note, Take Action

Calls and letters to legislators from city officials expressing their positions on bills are a critical part of the League’s advocacy activities.

May 2014
Free Tools to Help With the City Budget Process

Free Tools to Help With the City Budget Process

The municipal budget process typically begins in the spring. City officials and staff can find a wide range of free materials online to assist in budget creation, financial management and more.

April 2014
Get Creative: California Arts Council Offers Grant Funding Opportunity

Get Creative: California Arts Council Offers Grant Funding Opportunity

The California Arts Council’s new Creative California Communities (CCC) Program supports innovative projects that harness arts and culture as a key economic development or arts service strategy for cities and communities of all sizes.

March 2014
California Civic Leadership Institute® Makes Strides in League-Legislative Relations

California Civic Leadership Institute® Makes Strides in League-Legislative Relations

CCLI is one of several programs that address the League’s key strategic priority to “build effective partnerships to help respond to growing community needs.” Each year, 20 to 30 local government elected officials interested in running for legislative office participate in the two-part CCLI program.

February 2014
Connecting Veterans With Services Benefits the Entire Community

Connecting Veterans With Services Benefits the Entire Community

California is currently home to 1.8 million veterans, and an additional 40,000 veterans are expected to return to the state every year for the next several years.

January 2014
Accountability and Transparency in Local Government

Accountability and Transparency in Local Government

In the wake of the Bell scandal the League condemned the breach of public trust and took steps to facilitate public access to critically important city government information, such as the salaries of city managers and elected officials. At the same time the League and its local government partners assisted Bell’s residents and newly elected leaders in reforming their government and rebuilding public trust.

December 2013
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