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The Alchemy of Leadership and the Consent of the Governed

The Alchemy of Leadership and the Consent of the Governed

What impact does the public’s distrust of government officials have on how people perceive leadership? Why do some unpopular leaders later achieve prominence while other more popular leaders...

Get Creative: California Arts Council Offers Grant Funding Opportunity

Get Creative: California Arts Council Offers Grant Funding Opportunity

The California Arts Council’s new Creative California Communities (CCC) Program supports innovative projects that harness arts and culture as a key economic development or arts service strategy...

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News from the Institute for Local Government

ILG Releases Updated Online Guide to Planning Healthy Neighborhoods

ILG Releases Updated Online Guide to Planning Healthy Neighborhoods

Throughout California, city and county officials make planning, policy and land-use decisions on a weekly basis. Local officials understand that such decisions affect their community’s...

Understanding State Mandates and Suspended Mandates: Local Government Impacts

Understanding State Mandates and Suspended Mandates: Local Government Impacts

This article presents an overview of state mandates, reimbursable mandates and options for cities when mandates are suspended.

Regulating the Massage Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

Regulating the Massage Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

In 2008 the massage industry helped craft SB 731, which established a voluntary certification process for massage professionals through the California Massage Therapy Council. The bill’s intent...

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On the Record

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Ontario Provides Homeless With Continuum of Services

Ontario Provides Homeless With Continuum of Services

The City of Ontario partnered with Mercy House Living Centers to create a full-service continuum of care that would provide the social and capital infrastructure necessary to transition all...

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