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California Supreme Court: Cities May Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

California Supreme Court: Cities May Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Over the past several years, California cities and counties have faced the issue of whether to permit or ban medical marijuana dispensaries. Many cities imposed bans or prohibited dispensary operation, while others required permits, business licenses and regulations. The California Supreme Court has affirmed that cities have the authority and the right to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within their boundaries.

December 2013
2013 League of California Cities Annual Conference Resolution #2

2013 League of California Cities Annual Conference Resolution #2

At the League’s 2013 Annual Conference, the League General Assembly approved Resolution #2, related to public safety realignment.

October 2013
Using Public Resources: Special Issues Around Expenses and Expense Reimbursement

Using Public Resources: Special Issues Around Expenses and Expense Reimbursement

Tips for public agency employees on travel, expense reimbursement and credit card usage.

October 2013
Due Process Walls in the City Attorney’s Office: Safeguarding Fair Hearings

Due Process Walls in the City Attorney’s Office: Safeguarding Fair Hearings

In light of a recent court decision, cities should make sure their practices are consistent with the due process rights of parties involved in quasi-judicial proceedings.

October 2013
Interactive End-of-Session Legislative Briefings Set for November

Interactive End-of-Session Legislative Briefings Set for November

With numerous mandates coming from the state Capitol, ensuring that your city is compliant can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned city official.

October 2013
Understanding the Basics of Public Safety Realignment

Understanding the Basics of Public Safety Realignment

Under realignment, state prisons will house the most serious offenders while county jails will house lower-level felons. This article examines which offenders are covered, sentencing, post-release supervision and related issues of continuing interest to cities.

October 2013
Annual Conference Highlights

Annual Conference Highlights

A look at the highlights of the League of California Cities 2013 Annual Conference & Expo.

September 2013
How Cities Can Remove and Deter Graffiti and Maximize Cost Recovery

How Cities Can Remove and Deter Graffiti and Maximize Cost Recovery

August 2013
A New Advocacy Approach for Building Stronger Cities and a Stronger State

A New Advocacy Approach for Building Stronger Cities and a Stronger State

Each year the League board of directors adopts a strategy for focusing the organization’s efforts. This year’s strategy emphasizes working with the state Legislature on issues of local control and diversity.

August 2013
Legal Issues Raised by the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Legal Issues Raised by the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

July 2013