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March 2018

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President's Message

Cultivating an Inclusive and Diverse Future Workforce

Cultivating an Inclusive and Diverse Future Workforce

Programs that introduce our young people to local government and career opportunities in public service can provide a variety of benefits.

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.

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News from the Institute for Local Government

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.

On the Record

On the Record

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.

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

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.

San Leandro Homeless Compact Takes a New Approach

San Leandro Homeless Compact Takes a New Approach

This partnership provides long-term housing and services to chronically homeless individuals.

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