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Topic - Governance, Legislation & Law Archive

Title Issue
Understanding Roles and Responsibilities When Issuing Municipal Bonds

Understanding Roles and Responsibilities When Issuing Municipal Bonds

Working with unregistered or unqualified financial professionals puts a city at risk.

November 2017
Engaging Your Community in the Budgeting Process

Engaging Your Community in the Budgeting Process

Public involvement in city budgeting increases financial transparency and promotes greater trust.

November 2017
How Diversity Makes the League Stronger

How Diversity Makes the League Stronger

Diversity enriches California’s culture and economy and also plays a critically important role in the League.

November 2017
It’s Time to Restore Opportunities for City Incorporation: The Roots of American Democracy

It’s Time to Restore Opportunities for City Incorporation: The Roots of American Democracy

Obstacles to city incorporation should be removed to give communities the same option for self-government that existing cities had.

November 2017
Court Rejects Challenges to Mello-Roos District in San Ramon

Court Rejects Challenges to Mello-Roos District in San Ramon

The decision is an important reminder for cities that the creation of Mello-Roos Community Facilities Districts may be a potential tool to supplement funds needed to provide services to new developments.

October 2017
Stopping the Runaway Pension Train

Stopping the Runaway Pension Train

Increasing pension costs could push cities already in financial distress closer to the brink of bankruptcy.

October 2017
CEQA: New Strategies for Streamlining Environmental Review

CEQA: New Strategies for Streamlining Environmental Review

Several options have the potential to significantly reduce the time and cost associated with environmental review.

September 2017
Help Keep Bigger Trucks Off Our Roadways

Help Keep Bigger Trucks Off Our Roadways

Proponents of bigger trucks are lobbying for longer, heavier double-trailers, which pose threats to public safety and infrastructure.

September 2017
Celebrating Our Accomplishments — and Protecting Local Control

Celebrating Our Accomplishments — and Protecting Local Control

We have achieved important victories on behalf of cities this year on our strategic goals and in other areas.

September 2017
Will Driverless Vehicles Create a Better Future?

Will Driverless Vehicles Create a Better Future?

The coming revolutions in electric, shared and automated vehicles present many potential scenarios.

September 2017
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