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Creating Economic Development at the Local Level

Creating Economic Development at the Local Level

The City of Alhambra took action early this year on an innovative plan to stimulate economic development and identified a range of tools to help finance new projects.

May 2012
Trailblazing a Sustainable Path

Trailblazing a Sustainable Path

A new era of transportation planning has dawned in California as metropolitan planning organizations throughout the state work to comply with Senate Bill 375.

March 2012
Tips for Building and Maintaining Relationships in a Term-Limited Legislature

Tips for Building and Maintaining Relationships in a Term-Limited Legislature

City officials should consider changes brought about by term limits.

February 2012
2011 Legislative Year in Review

2011 Legislative Year in Review

The stage was set for 2011 when California voters approved Proposition 22 by a margin of 61 percent in the November 2010 statewide election. Once Governor Brown proposed to eliminate redevelopment and enterprise zones, the 2011 legislative session devolved into one of the most difficult in memory for city-state relations.

January 2012
How “Penny for Your Thoughts” Helped Concord’s City Council Connect With the Community and Set Priorities

How “Penny for Your Thoughts” Helped Concord’s City Council Connect With the Community and Set Priorities

December 2011
The League Steps Up on Pension Reform

The League Steps Up on Pension Reform

Pension costs for most California municipalities are likely to increase 25 percent or more in the next three years. If sizable increases in pension costs are not mitigated, many cities will be forced to further reduce services and staffing to fund the pensions of those who remain on the payroll or are retired from service.

November 2011
Protecting Consumers and Enhancing Public Safety

Protecting Consumers and Enhancing Public Safety

A voluntary statewide certification program for massage professionals complements local governments’ rules and regulations.

October 2011
Strategies for Creating a More Collaborative, Effective Council

Strategies for Creating a More Collaborative, Effective Council

September 2011
League of California Cities 2011 Annual Conference & Expo Highlights

League of California Cities 2011 Annual Conference & Expo Highlights

September 2011
League of California Cities 2011 Annual Conference & Expo Preview

League of California Cities 2011 Annual Conference & Expo Preview

August 2011