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California’s Crumbling Infrastructure: An Urgent Priority

California’s Crumbling Infrastructure: An Urgent Priority

For the ninth time in the past 10 years, the League has identified infrastructure investment as one of its top priorities. You don’t have to look far to understand why.

February 2014
Practical Advice for Minimizing CEQA Liability in Your City

Practical Advice for Minimizing CEQA Liability in Your City

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is the primary state law that requires public agencies and their decision-makers to understand and evaluate the environmental consequences of their discretionary decisions before making them. Moreover, CEQA requires that public agencies not only consider but take action to mitigate or avoid significant adverse environmental impacts where feasible.

February 2014
Malibu’s Legacy Park: A Public Works Approach to Sustainability

Malibu’s Legacy Park: A Public Works Approach to Sustainability

Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Legacy Park, which was designed to showcase six regionally significant habitats, including the coastal prairie, woodlands, coastal bluffs, riparian corridor, wetland meadows and vernal pools. Perhaps most remarkable, the park was engineered to treat and beneficially reuse water that would otherwise discharge into Malibu Creek, local beaches and Santa Monica Bay.

February 2014
Historic Preservation: A Springboard For Economic Development

Historic Preservation: A Springboard For Economic Development

Local agencies are using historic preservation to promote financial vitality.

September 2013
Solar Decathlon Features Innovation, Municipal Day and More

Solar Decathlon Features Innovation, Municipal Day and More

An international competition of solar-powered, energy-efficient houses designed by teams of college students, is coming to Southern California.

August 2013
Award of Excellence for Writing

Award of Excellence for Writing

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

July 2013
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.

July 2013
The Current Plan is Flawed

The Current Plan is Flawed

July 2013
Legal Issues Raised by the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Legal Issues Raised by the Bay Delta Conservation Plan

July 2013
Big Challenges and a Huge Need for Leadership

Big Challenges and a Huge Need for Leadership

July 2013