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Topic - Economic Development & Redevelopment Archive

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Addressing the Issue of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Addressing the Issue of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The two articles presented here examine the legal standards and practices under which cities may enact local laws either to ban or regulate dispensaries.

May 2010
Enough Is Enough! Join the Fight to Save Vital Local Services

Enough Is Enough! Join the Fight to Save Vital Local Services

Ongoing state raids and state borrowing of local revenues continue to jeopardize the services that Californians need most. Borrowing local taxpayer and transportation funds exacerbates budget problems because those borrowed funds have to be repaid with interest-out of taxpayers’ pockets.

April 2010
Burbank Helps Residents Connect With Their Community

Burbank Helps Residents Connect With Their Community

December 2009
The Constitution Is Not “An Inconvenient Truth”

The Constitution Is Not “An Inconvenient Truth”

In the past few years, some state leaders have proposed budget “solutions” that are clearly unconstitutional and fly in the face of the intent of not only the voters but the Legislature itself.

September 2009
Lemoore Uses Redevelopment to Bring Generations Together

Lemoore Uses Redevelopment to Bring Generations Together

August 2009
Vigilance Is Crucial

Vigilance Is Crucial

Regardless of how the state budget deficit is addressed, we have a long, hard road ahead of us to protect funding for local services in the years to come. City revenues continue to be on the table, and our fight to protect them is an ongoing effort that requires focused, strategic work.

August 2009
An Ocean of Opportunity

An Ocean of Opportunity

The Marine Life Protection Act gives cities a tool to protect both economic and natural resources.

July 2009
Symposium Focuses On Creating Healthier Neighborhoods

Symposium Focuses On Creating Healthier Neighborhoods

July 2009
How GIS Can Save Money and Increase Efficiency for Cities

How GIS Can Save Money and Increase Efficiency for Cities

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to automate the notification process reduced the amount of staff time needed to do the job by 90 percent. And that’s just one of several recent examples of success the City of Santa Rosa has experienced with GIS.

June 2009
Tips for Your Community: How to Save Lighting Energy

Tips for Your Community: How to Save Lighting Energy

The California Lighting Technology Center at the University of California, Davis, puts the goals of green design and energy-efficient lighting into practice and offers local governments a number of useful resources.

June 2009