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Executive Director's Message

Redevelopment Debate Is All About Our Old Friend “Land Use”

Redevelopment Debate Is All About Our Old Friend “Land Use”

Connect With the League Online

Connect With the League Online

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News from the Institute for Local Government

Fiscal Oversight: Ask the Right Questions

Fiscal Oversight: Ask the Right Questions

One of the most important responsibilities for local officials is overseeing their agencies’ finances. What can elected officials do to exercise careful fiscal stewardship over taxpayer resources?

Why Now Is a Smart Time to Consider Updating Your General Plan

Why Now Is a Smart Time to Consider Updating Your General Plan

At first glance, updating your city’s General Plan may not seem like a high priority. However, there are several compelling reasons why now is an excellent time to begin updating your General Plan.

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Sustainable Cities

City Officials Think Regionally to Tackle Transportation, Housing and Environmental Issues

City Officials Think Regionally to Tackle Transportation, Housing and Environmental Issues

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Santa Clarita’s Collaborative Approach Overcomes Code Enforcement Challenges

Santa Clarita’s Collaborative Approach Overcomes Code Enforcement Challenges

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Legal Notes

Proposition 26: An Executive Summary for The Layperson

Proposition 26: An Executive Summary for The Layperson

Much effort has been expended trying to explain and analyze the purpose and effect of Proposition 26, the so-called “Stop Hidden Taxes Initiative.” This article provides the non-expert with...