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Topic - Governance, Legislation & Law Archive

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Reassembling Redevelopment

Reassembling Redevelopment

The new tax-increment tools lack the concentrated financial impact provided by the former redevelopment tool. Left unaddressed, this financing gap presents significant challenges for the future use of these tools.

May 2018
State Climate Investments Boost Local Communities

State Climate Investments Boost Local Communities

State programs aimed at solving climate change can also help cities tackle many of their other community priorities. The cap-and trade program generates substantial revenue that the state invests to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve other community co-benefits.

May 2018
Redevelopment’s Elimination: Remembering the Local Experience

Redevelopment’s Elimination: Remembering the Local Experience

As new tools emerge, expect local officials to exercise caution.

May 2018
Pushing Back on Infrastructure Issues: Key to Our Local and State Economies

Pushing Back on Infrastructure Issues: Key to Our Local and State Economies

The League has focused on transportation infrastructure needs for over a decade, and this remains a priority for California cities in 2018.

May 2018
On the Record

On the Record

April 2018
Lessons for Local Governments About ADA Lawsuits

Lessons for Local Governments About ADA Lawsuits

A recent court decision offers clarification on which standards and regulations apply to which government facilities and how local government agencies can implement preventive measures to reduce the possibility of ADA violations.

April 2018
Connecting Youth With Democracy

Connecting Youth With Democracy

The secretary of state sponsors programs to inform students about upcoming elections while providing unique hands-on opportunities to participate in the voting process.

April 2018
Spanish-Language Leadership Academies Build Trust and Civic Participation

Spanish-Language Leadership Academies Build Trust and Civic Participation

April 2018
Fighting Homelessness: Effective Strategies

Fighting Homelessness: Effective Strategies

A new report from the League and its partners showcases existing and emerging approaches that are having a positive impact on homelessness in California communities.

April 2018
How SB 89 Harmed City Annexations — and Why Fixing It Makes Sense

How SB 89 Harmed City Annexations — and Why Fixing It Makes Sense

Fixing annexations would restore previous incentives that support state policies advocating for compact growth and the related benefits of consolidating services for an increasing population.

March 2018
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