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May 2010

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Executive Director's Message

Jobs and the State’s Inability to Connect the Dots

Jobs and the State’s Inability to Connect the Dots

California’s economy is in the worst shape since the Great Depression, and the state is shutting down its only viable source of economic development.

Sunnyvale Dramatically Accelerates Capital Improvement Projects

Sunnyvale Dramatically Accelerates Capital Improvement Projects

Innovative thinking helped Sunnyvale speed the execution of about 30 projects with a total value of $60 million. A winning combination of low bids, grants and a streamlined administrative process...

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News from the Institute for Local Government

The Beacon Award: Local Leadership Toward Solving Climate Change

The Beacon Award: Local Leadership Toward Solving Climate Change

Fairfield’s Strategies for Successful Economic Development During a Recession

Fairfield’s Strategies for Successful Economic Development During a Recession

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Sustainable Cities

Sustainability and Economic Development Go Hand in Hand

Sustainability and Economic Development Go Hand in Hand

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Chula Vista Turns Foreclosures Around

Chula Vista Turns Foreclosures Around

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Legal Notes

Addressing the Issue of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Addressing the Issue of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

The two articles presented here examine the legal standards and practices under which cities may enact local laws either to ban or regulate dispensaries.