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June 2012

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President's Message

Putting Technology to Work

Putting Technology to Work

The Internet is no longer a new tool, and many cities are making good use of it. In this era of fiscal austerity, we are all working to do more with less. Cities are using technology to improve...

Redesigned League Website Offers New Tools and Features

Redesigned League Website Offers New Tools and Features

The website features enhanced tools to help League members advocate for their cities, become involved in the policy-making process and learn about important upcoming educational opportunities for...

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Hollister Uses Solar Technology to Save Money and Educate Workforce

Hollister Uses Solar Technology to Save Money and Educate Workforce

The city took an innovative tack in dealing with unpredictable electricity rates and used a public-private partnership to train workers for the green energy industry.

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Everyday Ethics for Local Officials

Website Content for Local Agencies to Consider: A Checklist

Website Content for Local Agencies to Consider: A Checklist

Local Agency Opportunities for Website Transparency

Local Agency Opportunities for Website Transparency

Public agency transparency comprises two dimensions: information and process. This article includes a handy checklist of items local agencies may want to consider including on their website.

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Legal Notes

Local Agency Electronic Media Use and California Public Records Law

Local Agency Electronic Media Use and California Public Records Law

Members of the public and local agency officials carrying out the public’s business increasingly use electronic media to communicate. This article provides an overview of the law, discusses some...