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Topic - Governance, Legislation & Law Archive

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California Voting Rights Act Reform Spurs Collaboration

California Voting Rights Act Reform Spurs Collaboration

The League and stakeholders negotiated a reform package that balances increased civic outreach with cost mitigation for cities.

February 2017
Building Communications Infrastructure for First Responders

Building Communications Infrastructure for First Responders

The ability to communicate is critically important for first responders in emergency situations. The First Responder Network Authority is working to deliver a broadband network for public safety agencies.

February 2017
What Cities Should Know About Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

What Cities Should Know About Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

Changes in the law related to marijuana raise many concerns for cities.

February 2017
Local Infrastructure Conditions: A Crisis Situation

Local Infrastructure Conditions: A Crisis Situation

We can either pay to fix and maintain our infrastructure today or pay much more in the future to replace it.

February 2017
What You Need to Know About Legislative Advocacy and the League

What You Need to Know About Legislative Advocacy and the League

Keeping track of legislation and priority bills that affect your city is critically important for elected officials. The League provides an array of helpful tools to make this task easier.

January 2017
Meet the League’s New Executive Director

Meet the League’s New Executive Director

Carolyn Coleman is the League’s first female executive director and its fourth executive director since 1934. She brings over 25 years of experience in public service and advocacy to her new position.

January 2017
2016 Legislative Year in Review

2016 Legislative Year in Review

Despite another chaotic legislative session, city officials can be satisfied that the League helped hold the line to preserve local control, revenue and flexibility and made progress in several areas.

January 2017
A Look at the League’s 2017 Strategic Priorities

A Look at the League’s 2017 Strategic Priorities

The League is focusing on public safety, affordable housing, the homelessness crisis and funding for critical transportation and water infrastructure.

January 2017
A Primer on California City Revenues, Part Two: Major City Revenues

A Primer on California City Revenues, Part Two: Major City Revenues

Understanding the essentials of city finance is critical for city decision-makers. Elected officials find their job is easier when they can explain municipal finance’s basic elements to their constituents.

December 2016
ILG Releases Updated Ethics Resources

ILG Releases Updated Ethics Resources

To help local officials navigate complex state and federal laws, ILG recently updated two of its flagship ethics resources.

December 2016
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