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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
Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing for Commercial Building Upgrades

Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing for Commercial Building Upgrades

Efforts to achieve greater energy efficiency in commercial and industrial buildings are often hampered by substantial upfront costs. To help local businesses overcome these cost barriers, California cities and counties can take advantage of an innovative solution.

November 2013
Interactive End-of-Session Legislative Briefings Set for November

Interactive End-of-Session Legislative Briefings Set for November

With numerous mandates coming from the state Capitol, ensuring that your city is compliant can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned city official.

October 2013
Institute Offers Programs and Resources at the League Annual Conference

Institute Offers Programs and Resources at the League Annual Conference

The Institute for Local Government is offering several sessions at the League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo to provide educational opportunities for city officials.

September 2013
Solar Decathlon Features Innovation, Municipal Day and More

Solar Decathlon Features Innovation, Municipal Day and More

An international competition of solar-powered, energy-efficient houses designed by teams of college students, is coming to Southern California.

August 2013
It’s Not Too Early: Plan Your Time at The League’s 2013 Annual Conference & Expo

It’s Not Too Early: Plan Your Time at The League’s 2013 Annual Conference & Expo

Expert speakers and panelists will discuss a wide range of topics in sessions that take place concurrently throughout the conference. Many cities choose to have their officials and staff coordinate which sessions they will attend so that they can optimize their time at the conference.

July 2013
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