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Executive Director's Message

Obsession Can Be a Virtue in Protecting Local Revenues From the State

Obsession Can Be a Virtue in Protecting Local Revenues From the State

While public support for our ballot measure is strong, we have to ask ourselves whether we are prepared to devote the effort, resources and focus to this priority to ensure success in November.

The 2010 California Green Building Standards Code Raises the Bar

The 2010 California Green Building Standards Code Raises the Bar

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News from the Institute for Local Government

New Resources for Public Engagement, Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas Reduction

New Resources for Public Engagement, Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Understanding the New Water Conservation Mandates:

Understanding the New Water Conservation Mandates:

The state’s newest water conservation requirements for local governments will affect virtually every community in California.

Six Key Considerations for Diversifying Your Water Supply Portfolio Using Desalination

Six Key Considerations for Diversifying Your Water Supply Portfolio Using Desalination

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Sustainable Cities

Partnering to Build Better Communities

Partnering to Build Better Communities

The Strategic Growth Council offers technical assistance and administers grant funding for local governments.

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

West Covina Transforms Landfill to Landmark

West Covina Transforms Landfill to Landmark

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Legal Notes

Challenging the IRS on the Status of Independent Contractors

Challenging the IRS on the Status of Independent Contractors