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On the Record

On the Record

March 2014
2013 Legislative Year In Review

2013 Legislative Year In Review

In 2013 the League focused on sponsoring and supporting legislation to help develop new community and economic development tools and funding options for city services. On other fronts, it was another busy year for defending local control on measures that would undercut local authority and revenues. And a visible change occurred with the prospect of longer legislative terms.

January 2014
On the Record

On the Record

December 2013
What Local Officials Need to Know About New Elements in GASB Financial Statements

What Local Officials Need to Know About New Elements in GASB Financial Statements

Two new elements required for government financial statements may seem complicated at first glance, but will improve the accuracy of reporting by including future commitments.

November 2013
New Elements in GASB Financial Statements: A Detailed Explanation for Finance Professionals

New Elements in GASB Financial Statements: A Detailed Explanation for Finance Professionals

November 2013
2013 League of California Cities Annual Conference Resolution #2

2013 League of California Cities Annual Conference Resolution #2

At the League’s 2013 Annual Conference, the League General Assembly approved Resolution #2, related to public safety realignment.

October 2013
Understanding the Basics of Public Safety Realignment

Understanding the Basics of Public Safety Realignment

Under realignment, state prisons will house the most serious offenders while county jails will house lower-level felons. This article examines which offenders are covered, sentencing, post-release supervision and related issues of continuing interest to cities.

October 2013
Summer at City Hall: Partnership Focuses on Youth

Summer at City Hall: Partnership Focuses on Youth

Summer at City Hall focuses on teen learning and leadership and provides a model for other communities seeking to create an engaging and enriching summer program for youth.

September 2013
Annual Conference Highlights

Annual Conference Highlights

A look at the highlights of the League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo.

September 2013
Historic Preservation: A Springboard For Economic Development

Historic Preservation: A Springboard For Economic Development

Local agencies are using historic preservation to promote financial vitality.

September 2013