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Topic - Land Use & Planning Archive

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What Cities Should Know About Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

What Cities Should Know About Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

Changes in the law related to marijuana raise many concerns for cities.

February 2017
A Look at the League’s 2017 Strategic Priorities

A Look at the League’s 2017 Strategic Priorities

The League is focusing on public safety, affordable housing, the homelessness crisis and funding for critical transportation and water infrastructure.

January 2017
Planning to Save: Increasing Your Community’s Resiliency

Planning to Save: Increasing Your Community’s Resiliency

Adaptation planning helps cities endure current and future impacts and thrive.

November 2016
Funding Impact Fees With Tax-Exempt Bond Financing

Funding Impact Fees With Tax-Exempt Bond Financing

Cities and counties are partnering with the California Statewide Communities Development Authority to offer developers a way to maximize project cash flow.

November 2016
Changes Ahead for CEQA Traffic Studies: How Your City Can Prepare Now

Changes Ahead for CEQA Traffic Studies: How Your City Can Prepare Now

An upcoming amendment will significantly change how local public agencies are required to analyze development projects’ traffic impacts.

October 2016
Homelessness in California

Homelessness in California

The League is taking unprecedented steps in response to an alarming increase in the state’s homeless population.

September 2016
Speaking the Truth to Ourselves About Homelessness

Speaking the Truth to Ourselves About Homelessness

Cities have a responsibility to work with their county, state and federal partners to provide the services needed to address this issue.

September 2016
Maximizing Revenue From City Property With Municipal Leases

Maximizing Revenue From City Property With Municipal Leases

A municipal lease transaction should be evaluated for various legal issues.

June 2016
Powerful Local Control Remedy Addresses El Cajon’s Alcohol Nuisance Problems

Powerful Local Control Remedy Addresses El Cajon’s Alcohol Nuisance Problems

For years, the City of El Cajon grappled with the impacts of aggressive panhandlers, transients, serial inebriates and illegal alcohol sales to minors.

May 2016
Sustainability Offers a Path to Prosperity

Sustainability Offers a Path to Prosperity

Sustainable communities are often better able to thrive and become more prosperous; sustainability is not just about the environment.

May 2016