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Beacon Program Helps Cities Lead the Way to a More Sustainable State

Beacon Program Helps Cities Lead the Way to a More Sustainable State

The program helps local agencies reach aggressive state climate goals.

July 2018
Planning Collaboratively For Extreme Heat Events

Planning Collaboratively For Extreme Heat Events

Extreme heat events now affect communities statewide and present resiliency planning challenges.

July 2018
Collaboration Helps Cities Become More Prosperous and Sustainable

Collaboration Helps Cities Become More Prosperous and Sustainable

July 2018
Local Streets and Roads Awards Showcase Innovation

Local Streets and Roads Awards Showcase Innovation

Cities and counties are using new technology to improve system efficiency and safety for motor vehicle drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. These projects also reduce greenhouse gas emissions, thus helping to meet statewide goals designed to address climate change. And a safe, well-maintained and environmentally friendly local transportation system saves money over the long term for cities, counties and taxpayers.

June 2018
Reassembling Redevelopment

Reassembling Redevelopment

The new tax-increment tools lack the concentrated financial impact provided by the former redevelopment tool. Left unaddressed, this financing gap presents significant challenges for the future use of these tools.

May 2018
State Climate Investments Boost Local Communities

State Climate Investments Boost Local Communities

State programs aimed at solving climate change can also help cities tackle many of their other community priorities. The cap-and trade program generates substantial revenue that the state invests to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve other community co-benefits.

May 2018
Redevelopment’s Elimination: Remembering the Local Experience

Redevelopment’s Elimination: Remembering the Local Experience

As new tools emerge, expect local officials to exercise caution.

May 2018
Lessons for Local Governments About ADA Lawsuits

Lessons for Local Governments About ADA Lawsuits

A recent court decision offers clarification on which standards and regulations apply to which government facilities and how local government agencies can implement preventive measures to reduce the possibility of ADA violations.

April 2018
Fighting Homelessness: Effective Strategies

Fighting Homelessness: Effective Strategies

A new report from the League and its partners showcases existing and emerging approaches that are having a positive impact on homelessness in California communities.

April 2018
Toward an Active California: Best Practices for People-Oriented Cities

Toward an Active California: Best Practices for People-Oriented Cities

Cities are working to improve walking, bicycling and transit options. The “All Ages and Abilities” approach uses bikeways that are physically separated from highspeed and high-traffic roadways.

March 2018
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