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Executive Director's Message

Why We May Mean “Local Diversity” When We Talk About “Local Control”

Why We May Mean “Local Diversity” When We Talk About “Local Control”

Gov. Jerry Brown recently observed that in a state that values diversity as much as California, you would think there would be more support for honoring the differences among communities. So what...

It’s Not Too Early: Plan Your Time at The League’s 2013 Annual Conference & Expo

It’s Not Too Early: Plan Your Time at The League’s 2013 Annual Conference & Expo

Expert speakers and panelists will discuss a wide range of topics in sessions that take place concurrently throughout the conference. Many cities choose to have their officials and staff coordinate...

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News from the Institute for Local Government

ILG Releases Updated Sustainability Best Practices Framework

ILG Releases Updated Sustainability Best Practices Framework

The newly revised framework offers options to consider for local action in 10 areas from energy efficiency and conservation to efficient transportation, promoting community and individual action...

Award of Excellence for Writing

Award of Excellence for Writing

Western City Article on Controversial Bay-Delta Conservation Plan Wins Award

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan: An Overview and Local Perspectives

The Bay Delta Conservation Plan: An Overview and Local Perspectives

The Delta supplies a large share of the water used in Southern California and other parts of the state. A new plan proposes dramatic changes to how water is moved from the Delta.

The Current Plan is Flawed

The Current Plan is Flawed

Legal Issues Raised by the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Legal Issues Raised by the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Big Challenges and a Huge Need for Leadership

Big Challenges and a Huge Need for Leadership

Pitting North Against South is Not the Solution

Pitting North Against South is Not the Solution

On the Record

On the Record

Local elected officials weigh in on how the League of California Cities helps them serve the public.

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Sustainable Cities

Sustainability’s New Normal: Capturing Multiple Benefits

Sustainability’s New Normal: Capturing Multiple Benefits

California cities and counties are increasingly finding that investing today in energy efficiency, sustainability and reducing greenhouse gas emissions has both immediate and longer-term benefits.

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Cathedral City Takes Action on Energy Efficiency

Cathedral City Takes Action on Energy Efficiency

Using a variety of partnerships and local initiatives, Cathedral City reduced its energy costs.

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