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On the Record

On the Record

Mayors and council members describe the biggest change in their city in the past decade.

March 2017
Mather Veterans Village: A Place to Call Home

Mather Veterans Village: A Place to Call Home

A new community for formerly homeless veterans with disabilities comprises 50 apartments, with plans underway to expand the project, add more housing and provide permanent supportive services on-site.

March 2017
California Voting Rights Act Reform Spurs Collaboration

California Voting Rights Act Reform Spurs Collaboration

The League and stakeholders negotiated a reform package that balances increased civic outreach with cost mitigation for cities.

February 2017
What Cities Should Know About Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

What Cities Should Know About Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

Changes in the law related to marijuana raise many concerns for cities.

February 2017
In Desperate Need: California’s Crumbling Streets and Roads

In Desperate Need: California’s Crumbling Streets and Roads

A recent report underscores the critical need in California to develop a transportation funding solution that will keep residents and the economy moving forward.

February 2017
On the Record

On the Record

Mayors and council members share their city’s top issue for the coming year.

January 2017
Meet the League’s New Executive Director

Meet the League’s New Executive Director

Carolyn Coleman is the League’s first female executive director and its fourth executive director since 1934. She brings over 25 years of experience in public service and advocacy to her new position.

January 2017
2016 Legislative Year in Review

2016 Legislative Year in Review

Despite another chaotic legislative session, city officials can be satisfied that the League helped hold the line to preserve local control, revenue and flexibility and made progress in several areas.

January 2017
A Primer on California City Revenues, Part Two: Major City Revenues

A Primer on California City Revenues, Part Two: Major City Revenues

Understanding the essentials of city finance is critical for city decision-makers. Elected officials find their job is easier when they can explain municipal finance’s basic elements to their constituents.

December 2016
Planning to Save: Increasing Your Community’s Resiliency

Planning to Save: Increasing Your Community’s Resiliency

Adaptation planning helps cities endure current and future impacts and thrive.

November 2016
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