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The Ethical Hazards of City Council Members Attending Other Board Meetings

The Ethical Hazards of City Council Members Attending Other Board Meetings

December 2010
Sunnyvale’s Investment Increases Efficiency and Improves Library Services

Sunnyvale’s Investment Increases Efficiency and Improves Library Services

It’s ironic but true: During tough economic times as library budgets are being cut, public library use increases. Sunnyvale used technology to overcome this challenge.

November 2010
Public-Private Partnership in Auburn Improves Fire Safety

Public-Private Partnership in Auburn Improves Fire Safety

October 2010
Using Safe Routes to School

Using Safe Routes to School

September 2010
Tribal and City Governments Collaborate to Help Strengthen Public Safety in California Communities

Tribal and City Governments Collaborate to Help Strengthen Public Safety in California Communities

August 2010
The 2010 California Green Building Standards Code Raises the Bar

The 2010 California Green Building Standards Code Raises the Bar

July 2010
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