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Topic - Governance, Legislation & Law Archive

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How Effective Is Your Council?

How Effective Is Your Council?

After the election is over it can be hard to put aside the competitive mindset, move beyond politics and begin working as a cohesive team.

November 2016
A Primer on California City Revenues, Part One: Revenue Basics

A Primer on California City Revenues, Part One: Revenue Basics

Though every city is different, some essential elements of city revenues are common to cities throughout California.

November 2016
Fort Bragg Makes Bees a Priority

Fort Bragg Makes Bees a Priority

Fort Bragg is California’s first Bee City USA®.

October 2016
Some Final Thoughts About Leadership, Democracy and the League

Some Final Thoughts About Leadership, Democracy and the League

During a ballot measure campaign, a critic said, “If you’re going to try to kill the king, you’d better succeed.”

October 2016
Changes Ahead for CEQA Traffic Studies: How Your City Can Prepare Now

Changes Ahead for CEQA Traffic Studies: How Your City Can Prepare Now

An upcoming amendment will significantly change how local public agencies are required to analyze development projects’ traffic impacts.

October 2016
A Farewell Interview With Executive Director Chris McKenzie

A Farewell Interview With Executive Director Chris McKenzie

McKenzie will retire this month.

October 2016
Santa Rosa’s Violence Prevention Efforts Lead to Success

Santa Rosa’s Violence Prevention Efforts Lead to Success

Multiple agencies and local organizations partnered to reduce violent crime.

October 2016
My Friend the Mayor: A Tale of Two Cities

My Friend the Mayor: A Tale of Two Cities

Two lifelong friends who lead neighboring cities find working together doubles their impact.

September 2016
Speaking the Truth to Ourselves About Homelessness

Speaking the Truth to Ourselves About Homelessness

Cities have a responsibility to work with their county, state and federal partners to provide the services needed to address this issue.

September 2016
Homelessness in California

Homelessness in California

The League is taking unprecedented steps in response to an alarming increase in the state’s homeless population.

September 2016