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Topic - Governance, Legislation & Law Archive

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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
The Public Official and the FPPC: Forging a New Partnership

The Public Official and the FPPC: Forging a New Partnership

A partnership of the League and the FPPC can provide numerous resources to support community dialogue about transparency.

September 2017
Crisis Management for Cities

Crisis Management for Cities

An unexpected event requires careful, strong management and teamwork in the face of extreme pressure.

September 2017
Connecting Youth and Civic Leadership

Connecting Youth and Civic Leadership

Youth commissions foster civic engagement and citizenship skills.

August 2017
Planning for Self-Driving Cars

Planning for Self-Driving Cars

Public officials need to act quickly to enact policies and plans.

August 2017
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