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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence Archive

Title Issue
San José’s “Bring Your Own Bag” Ordinance Cuts Plastic Bag Pollution

San José’s “Bring Your Own Bag” Ordinance Cuts Plastic Bag Pollution

Plastic bag litter and increasingly stringent regulations signaled it was time to act.

July 2015
Benicia Turns Green Laws Into Greenbacks for Local Businesses

Benicia Turns Green Laws Into Greenbacks for Local Businesses

The Business Resource Incentive Program combines economic development and environmental sustainability.

July 2015
Covina Develops Software for Rental Inspection Program

Covina Develops Software for Rental Inspection Program

The city developed a proactive model and software to streamline inspections.

June 2015
Fontana Arts Program Invigorates Local Economy

Fontana Arts Program Invigorates Local Economy

A dynamic arts program enhances the community’s quality of life and the local economy.

May 2015
Team Chico Boosts Economic Development

Team Chico Boosts Economic Development

Team Chico is a public-private partnership that helps businesses identify and explore opportunities for growth and expansion.

May 2015
Enthusiasm Plays Central Role in Success of “Live Well Perris” Public Health Program

Enthusiasm Plays Central Role in Success of “Live Well Perris” Public Health Program

“Live Well Perris demonstrated in its first year that a city doesn’t need a large budget to implement an effective public health campaign,” says Ron Carr, assistant city manager and Live Well Perris coordinator. “More important are enthusiasm, energy and a commitment to serving the community.”

April 2015
Dublin Uses Public-Private Partnership to Transform Neighborhood

Dublin Uses Public-Private Partnership to Transform Neighborhood

The city converted public housing to privately owned affordable housing and created a new neighborhood. The five-year planning process involved all key stakeholders, including existing residents, so that the resulting project would reflect the community’s needs.

March 2015
A Renaissance for Long Beach Airport

A Renaissance for Long Beach Airport

The $45 million project, completed five months ahead of schedule and on budget, was funded by a General Airport Revenue Bond and passenger facility charges.

February 2015
Santa Clarita Uses Collaborative Approach to Tackle Youths’ Drug Abuse

Santa Clarita Uses Collaborative Approach to Tackle Youths’ Drug Abuse

An upward trend in substance abuse spurred a partnership of the city, county and school district.

January 2015
Vallejo’s Participatory Budgeting Builds Public Involvement, Generates Results

Vallejo’s Participatory Budgeting Builds Public Involvement, Generates Results

The process gives residents a voice in spending decisions.

November 2014
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