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Annual Conference Preview Exposition Exhibitors

Annual Conference Preview Exposition Exhibitors

August 2012
Annual Conference Preview

Annual Conference Preview

A look at the highlights of next month’s conference.

August 2012
Spotlighting Energy Efficiency in California Communities

Spotlighting Energy Efficiency in California Communities

July 2012
Draft Stormwater Permit Draws Cities Together in New Coalition

Draft Stormwater Permit Draws Cities Together in New Coalition

California city officials were stunned when the State Water Resources Control Board issued a highly prescriptive 93-page draft permit containing a number of stringent, unfunded mandates.

July 2012
Annual Conference Preview

Annual Conference Preview

The League of California Cities 2012 Annual Conference & Expo provides a unique opportunity for city officials and staff to learn from policy-makers and experts.

July 2012
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