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Topic - Governance, Legislation & Law Archive

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Significant Progress Made on 2015 League Strategic Goals

Significant Progress Made on 2015 League Strategic Goals

The strategic goal-setting process involves representatives from all of the League’s policy committees, departments, divisions and diversity caucuses as well as its entire board of directors. The League is involved in many issues each year, and its strategic goals reflect key areas of city concern and help focus the organization’s activities.

January 2016
On the Record

On the Record

City officials share the best advice they’ve received on serving in public office.

December 2015
Transparency, Ethics and Doing the Right Thing

Transparency, Ethics and Doing the Right Thing

It takes only one scandal to give the public the impression that all local elected officials are not to be trusted, and public perception can be very slow to change. How can we build our community’s trust in city government?

December 2015
Factfinding Under AB 646: Impacts and Lessons Learned

Factfinding Under AB 646: Impacts and Lessons Learned

When a city and a recognized employee organization are unable to reach agreement on matters within the scope of bargaining, an impasse occurs. In addition to any other resolution process the parties may utilize, such as mediation, AB 646 authorizes the employee organization to request that the parties undergo factfinding.

December 2015
Making Campaign Finance and Government More Transparent

Making Campaign Finance and Government More Transparent

The State of California houses a treasure trove of extremely valuable information; the problem is extracting and presenting it in a way that is meaningful and readily accessible. The Fair Political Practices Commission is working to improve public access to election-related and other data.

December 2015
California Cities Prepare for Implementation of Medical Marijuana Legislation

California Cities Prepare for Implementation of Medical Marijuana Legislation

California finally has a strong regulatory framework that upholds local control, protects public safety and enhances patient safety. League staff and legal counsel are participating in informational briefings to help cities prepare for the new law.

December 2015
The Sharing Economy’s Impact on Cities

The Sharing Economy’s Impact on Cities

Ride-sharing and home-sharing services are affecting cities in a variety of ways. Seven California cities report their experiences.

November 2015
California Supreme Court Upholds Inclusionary Housing Programs

California Supreme Court Upholds Inclusionary Housing Programs

The California Supreme Court in June 2015 issued one of its most important and city-friendly decisions in many years, reaffirming the breadth of cities’ power to address the affordable housing crisis.

October 2015
Challenges of Closing the Digital Divide

Challenges of Closing the Digital Divide

The City of Winters illustrates the difficulties of deploying broadband in smaller cities.

September 2015
Rancho Cucamonga Involves Youth to Improve Community Health

Rancho Cucamonga Involves Youth to Improve Community Health

Young people help inform and shape policies that improve healthy eating and active living.

September 2015