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Executive Director's Message Archive

Title Issue
Is the Bell Tolling for Pension Reform?

Is the Bell Tolling for Pension Reform?

Rapidly rising pension costs threaten the delivery of public services, compromise budgets and will push some cities to the brink of fiscal collapse.

July 2011
What’s the Measure of a City’s Success?

What’s the Measure of a City’s Success?

May 2011
Redevelopment Debate Is All About Our Old Friend “Land Use”

Redevelopment Debate Is All About Our Old Friend “Land Use”

March 2011
Passing Proposition 22 Required Many Hands and Tremendous Support: A Heartfelt Thanks to Our Partner

Passing Proposition 22 Required Many Hands and Tremendous Support: A Heartfelt Thanks to Our Partner

January 2011
The New Transparency in Local Government

The New Transparency in Local Government

November 2010
It’s STILL the Economy: Proposition 22 Will Protect Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs

It’s STILL the Economy: Proposition 22 Will Protect Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs

State government says it is serious about job creation but kills jobs in the private and public sectors by raiding and borrowing local government funds. Proposition 22 offers a solution.

September 2010
Obsession Can Be a Virtue in Protecting Local Revenues From the State

Obsession Can Be a Virtue in Protecting Local Revenues From the State

While public support for our ballot measure is strong, we have to ask ourselves whether we are prepared to devote the effort, resources and focus to this priority to ensure success in November.

July 2010
Jobs and the State’s Inability to Connect the Dots

Jobs and the State’s Inability to Connect the Dots

California’s economy is in the worst shape since the Great Depression, and the state is shutting down its only viable source of economic development.

May 2010
Preventing State Raids and Supporting the Local Economy

Preventing State Raids and Supporting the Local Economy

March 2010
What’s at Stake for Your City in the 2010 Census

What’s at Stake for Your City in the 2010 Census

January 2010