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Topic - Governance, Legislation & Law Archive

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Why Banks Don’t Serve Marijuana Businesses

Why Banks Don’t Serve Marijuana Businesses

August 2015
Home Sharing in the New Economy

Home Sharing in the New Economy

August 2015
The Role of Vision, Tenacity and Humility in Leadership

The Role of Vision, Tenacity and Humility in Leadership

August 2015
Seeking Sustainability for California Groundwater

Seeking Sustainability for California Groundwater

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act establishes a new structure for managing California’s groundwater and gives new authority to local agencies.

July 2015
The Rise of City Leadership in an Age of Dwindling Discretionary Federal Resources

The Rise of City Leadership in an Age of Dwindling Discretionary Federal Resources

The new federal landscape will require innovative leadership from city officials and other civic leaders.

July 2015
What City Officials Need to Know About Cybersecurity

What City Officials Need to Know About Cybersecurity

Hackers generally hit the easiest targets first. Such an attack may be financially based rather than an attempt to cause mayhem in your city. Risk can be mitigated in many ways, but one of the simplest ways is through a good security awareness training program.

June 2015
League’s New Mobile Advocacy App Instantly Connects City Officials With Their Legislators

League’s New Mobile Advocacy App Instantly Connects City Officials With Their Legislators

Timing is a critical element when you’re dealing with the legislative process, and this new tool helps city officials respond to calls for action.

June 2015
Ride Sharing in the New Economy

Ride Sharing in the New Economy

Cities have regulated taxis for decades for legitimate reasons related to local public safety and consumer protection. Now ride sharing services present a new set of challenges.

June 2015
Prospects for Community Economic Development Are Finally Looking Up

Prospects for Community Economic Development Are Finally Looking Up

Two new tools and positive developments on the legislative front are welcome news for cities.

May 2015
Property Tax Postponement Program Helps Seniors and People With Disabilities Remain in Their Homes

Property Tax Postponement Program Helps Seniors and People With Disabilities Remain in Their Homes

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation in September 2014 bringing a successful property tax postponement program back to communities throughout California. Assembly Bill (AB) 2231 (Chapter 703, Statutes of 2014) reinstates and revises the Senior Citizens and Disabled Citizens Property Tax Postponement (PTP) Program, which enables qualified Californians living on fixed incomes to remain in their homes and defer payment of all — or a portion of — the property taxes on their residence.

April 2015
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