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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
Meetings and Technology: Finding the Right Balance

Meetings and Technology: Finding the Right Balance

Local agency officials and staff are wise to be mindful of transparency and fair process issues related to technology.

June 2013
Tap Into Strong Cities | Strong State For Models of Economic Development

Tap Into Strong Cities | Strong State For Models of Economic Development

This program offers ideas for city officials seeking new ways to maximize their city’s economic development opportunities.

May 2013
Cities for Workforce Health: New League Partner Program Helps Cities Build Wellness Culture

Cities for Workforce Health: New League Partner Program Helps Cities Build Wellness Culture

Designed to help cities build a stronger wellness culture over time and engage their employees in healthier lifestyles, this program provides online tools, grants and more.

April 2013
Showcase Your City’s Work: Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Program

Showcase Your City’s Work: Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Program

The deadline for this year’s award program is April 11, so start planning now to enter your city’s outstanding programs that creatively address local challenges. Winners enjoy a variety of benefits.

March 2013