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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
League’s Latino Caucus Celebrates 25 Years of Leadership

League’s Latino Caucus Celebrates 25 Years of Leadership

The Latino Caucus was the first diversity caucus established within the League.

September 2015
Those Pesky Elephants in the Room

Those Pesky Elephants in the Room

A number of “elephants” lurk in city halls statewide.

September 2015
Why Banks Don’t Serve Marijuana Businesses

Why Banks Don’t Serve Marijuana Businesses

The reluctance of banks to offer services is bad news for marijuana businesses and agencies that seek to accommodate them.

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

The Role of Vision, Tenacity and Humility in Leadership

Dreamers see the possibilities that others are intimidated by or cannot envision, and they frequently are told they will undoubtedly fail.

August 2015
Home Sharing in the New Economy

Home Sharing in the New Economy

Online hosting platforms make it easy to rent a home or room for short periods of time. Cities’ traditional regulatory tools allow communities to address short-term rentals and their potential impacts.

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