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Key Milestones Ahead in 2012 Legislative Session

Key Milestones Ahead in 2012 Legislative Session

One of the most critical periods for legislative action is between now and the first week of July. Learn how you can support the advocacy efforts of California cities.

May 2012
HEAL Cities Campaign Supports Healthy Communities

HEAL Cities Campaign Supports Healthy Communities

Obesity and related diseases threaten the health of cities’ most vulnerable populations, particularly children and youth. In response, California cities are participating in the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Cities Campaign and adopting policies that support health.

April 2012
Celebrating 30 Years: The Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Program

Celebrating 30 Years: The Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Program

This year marks a milestone for the League and California cities.

March 2012
Protect Local Control by Supporting CitiPAC

Protect Local Control by Supporting CitiPAC

A strong and well-funded political action committee is essential to deterring initiative efforts that would cut funds for local programs, weaken local decision-making or transfer state responsibilities to local communities without adequate funding or resources.

February 2012
California Civic Leadership Institute Expands to Engage More Local Leaders

California Civic Leadership Institute Expands to Engage More Local Leaders

Now in its eighth year, CCLI gives local leaders an in-depth understanding of the critical and complex issues affecting the state, including water, transportation, energy and housing. The program includes sessions that explore the tools needed to succeed in the Legislature. It also provides a forum where California’s rising leaders can connect and form lasting bonds.

January 2012
Rebuilding Trust in Local Government

Rebuilding Trust in Local Government

December 2011
California Expands Efforts to Collect Taxes From Internet Sales: Local Agency Revenues to Benefit

California Expands Efforts to Collect Taxes From Internet Sales: Local Agency Revenues to Benefit

Not collecting taxes on sales provides out-of-state online retailers a significant price advantage over instate “bricks and mortar” businesses. As online commerce continues to grow, a solution to the use-tax gap becomes increasingly urgent.

November 2011
Building Leadership Skills for Emergency Situations

Building Leadership Skills for Emergency Situations

October 2011
League-Sponsored Financial Solutions for California Cities Provide Significant Savings

League-Sponsored Financial Solutions for California Cities Provide Significant Savings

These services offer convenient investment and favorable returns, low-cost financing and discounted purchasing.

September 2011
Taking Action at the Grassroots Level

Taking Action at the Grassroots Level

August 2011