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League Sets 2015 Strategic Direction in Leadership Workshop

League Sets 2015 Strategic Direction in Leadership Workshop

A senior leadership meeting of city officials from throughout the state used a dynamic, inclusive goalsetting process that built on the success of prior years and charted some new directions as well. The League leaders adopted four strategic goals for 2015, suggesting a new focus on the regulatory impacts of state government actions as well as updating the local government revenue structure.

January 2015
2014 Legislative Year in Review

2014 Legislative Year in Review

League actions in 2014 included sponsoring and supporting legislation on infrastructure, economic development and the redevelopment dissolution process. Other efforts focused on improving the regulatory framework for medical marijuana and restoring local control over massage establishments.

January 2015
Product Stewardship Saves Money, Creates Jobs and Reduces Waste

Product Stewardship Saves Money, Creates Jobs and Reduces Waste

The law that established California’s landmark waste hierarchy of “reduce, reuse and recycle” led to collaborative efforts and the concept of product stewardship.

July 2014
The Gatto Act Provides Cities With New Opportunities for Environmental Cleanup

The Gatto Act Provides Cities With New Opportunities for Environmental Cleanup

The Legislature’s elimination of redevelopment agencies in 2012 stripped cities of several important tools to address blight in the community. Meanwhile, contamination or the threat of contamination still serves as a blighting influence in many California communities. The Gatto Act provides local agencies with a tool to address brownfields.

June 2014
Inspiring the Creative Economy: How Cities Increase Economic Activity Through Innovation and The Arts

Inspiring the Creative Economy: How Cities Increase Economic Activity Through Innovation and The Arts

The arts can be an important economic engine for cities, no matter how large or small.

May 2014
Eureka’s Arts District Drives Local Economy

Eureka’s Arts District Drives Local Economy

The arts benefit the community in many ways.

May 2014
Mammoth Lakes Gateway Brands the Destination

Mammoth Lakes Gateway Brands the Destination

A unique collaboration helped realize a dream.

May 2014
Inspiring the Creative Economy: A Gallery

Inspiring the Creative Economy: A Gallery

May 2014
Temecula’s Business Incubator Helps Startups and More

Temecula’s Business Incubator Helps Startups and More

The city provides resources to help local small businesses succeed.

May 2014
Glendale’s Economic Development Programs Revamp Its Image

Glendale’s Economic Development Programs Revamp Its Image

A decade of public-private development partnerships provided impetus for change.

May 2014