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Embracing Kindness to Build Stronger Communities

Embracing Kindness to Build Stronger Communities

Kindness is about culture; it is a way of thinking and acting. The ability to foster community resiliency is one of the most important benefits of promoting kindness.

December 2017
2017 Legislative Session Makes Many Changes to California Housing Law

2017 Legislative Session Makes Many Changes to California Housing Law

Fifteen bills made it into the “Housing Package” that Gov. Jerry Brown signed, which includes the League’s “Blueprint for More Housing” legislation.

December 2017
Understanding Roles and Responsibilities When Issuing Municipal Bonds

Understanding Roles and Responsibilities When Issuing Municipal Bonds

Working with unregistered or unqualified financial professionals puts a city at risk.

November 2017
On the Record

On the Record

Council members describe their city’s most challenging fiscal issue.

November 2017
What Cities Need to Know About GASB 77: New Financial Disclosure Requirements

What Cities Need to Know About GASB 77: New Financial Disclosure Requirements

A proactive approach will help pave the way for cities to comply with GASB 77.

November 2017
It’s Time to Restore Opportunities for City Incorporation: The Roots of American Democracy

It’s Time to Restore Opportunities for City Incorporation: The Roots of American Democracy

Obstacles to city incorporation should be removed to give communities the same option for self-government that existing cities had.

November 2017
Police Departments Use Creative Approaches to Build Public Trust

Police Departments Use Creative Approaches to Build Public Trust

A foundation of community trust and strong community relationships is crucial for law enforcement to effectively prevent crime and safely resolve situations that involve residents.

October 2017
Focusing on Safe Disposal of Sharps and Pharmaceutical Waste

Focusing on Safe Disposal of Sharps and Pharmaceutical Waste

Local governments’ extended producer responsibility programs offer policy models for other states.

October 2017
CEQA: New Strategies for Streamlining Environmental Review

CEQA: New Strategies for Streamlining Environmental Review

Several options have the potential to significantly reduce the time and cost associated with environmental review.

September 2017
On the Record

On the Record

Council members describe their city’s greatest strength.

September 2017
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