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Topic - Governance, Legislation & Law Archive

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Make Volunteer Programs a Financial Asset, Not a Liability

Make Volunteer Programs a Financial Asset, Not a Liability

As cities implement deeper budget cuts, volunteers are performing more physically and intellectually demanding functions.

November 2012
Making Strides on Public Pension Reform

Making Strides on Public Pension Reform

The League made pension reform its top strategic priority in 2012 and succeeded in accomplishing this goal as the legislative session concluded.

November 2012
Realignment: How Cities Can Maximize Existing Powers and Recover Costs to Fight Crime

Realignment: How Cities Can Maximize Existing Powers and Recover Costs to Fight Crime

Cities can draw on their own police powers and state laws to abate problems from drugs and prostitution to graffiti and gangs.

October 2012
Mark Your Calendar Now for November Legislative Briefings

Mark Your Calendar Now for November Legislative Briefings

The Legislative Briefings cover information of critical importance to cities and are offered in two formats, online and in person, to make them readily accessible for all member cities.

October 2012
Regulating Lobbying Activities

Regulating Lobbying Activities

This column presents options for securing compliance with local lobbying laws and questions to ask about what kind of laws make sense for a particular community.

October 2012
Join a League Policy Committee and Make Your Voice Heard

Join a League Policy Committee and Make Your Voice Heard

Policy committees play an integral role in the League’s decision making process and influence on statewide policy affecting cities.

September 2012
Taking the Long View

Taking the Long View

The League’s role in advocating for cities has a rich history.

September 2012
Jurupa Valley: The Last City in California?

Jurupa Valley: The Last City in California?

August 2012
What You Should Know About Hiring CalPERS Retirees

What You Should Know About Hiring CalPERS Retirees

Many cities have hired recent retirees to bridge staffing needs during the economic crunch. But failing to recognize and comply with requirements of the statutes governing such hires can result in unintended adverse consequences for both the city employer and the retiree.

August 2012
Don’t Miss the Leadership Gala at the Annual Conference

Don’t Miss the Leadership Gala at the Annual Conference

The gala is the perfect occasion to mix, mingle and support the League’s work on behalf of cities.

August 2012