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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
On the Record

On the Record

March 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
Los Amigos Park Grants Residents’ Wishes in Rancho Cucamonga

Los Amigos Park Grants Residents’ Wishes in Rancho Cucamonga

The community and city collaborated to build a much-needed park.

March 2018
How SB 89 Harmed City Annexations — and Why Fixing It Makes Sense

How SB 89 Harmed City Annexations — and Why Fixing It Makes Sense

Fixing annexations would restore previous incentives that support state policies advocating for compact growth and the related benefits of consolidating services for an increasing population.

March 2018
Resiliency Is Key to Managing the Risks of Climate Change

Resiliency Is Key to Managing the Risks of Climate Change

Over 2 million households in California are at high or extreme risk from wildfires, and cities statewide will have to step up their efforts in hazard mitigation, emergency planning and resilience.

March 2018
New Housing Laws Change how Cities Process Housing Applications

New Housing Laws Change how Cities Process Housing Applications

California’s new housing laws create additional requirements and new compliance rules for cities.

February 2018
2017 Legislative Session Makes Many Changes to California Housing Law

2017 Legislative Session Makes Many Changes to California Housing Law

Fifteen bills made it into the “Housing Package” that Gov. Jerry Brown signed, which includes the League’s “Blueprint for More Housing” legislation.

December 2017
It’s Time to Restore Opportunities for City Incorporation: The Roots of American Democracy

It’s Time to Restore Opportunities for City Incorporation: The Roots of American Democracy

Obstacles to city incorporation should be removed to give communities the same option for self-government that existing cities had.

November 2017
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