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Executive Director's Message

What Comes Next?

What Comes Next?

In the wake of the elimination of redevelopment agencies, city officials and legislators are wondering, “What comes next?”

Key Milestones Ahead in 2012 Legislative Session

Key Milestones Ahead in 2012 Legislative Session

One of the most critical periods for legislative action is between now and the first week of July. Learn how you can support the advocacy efforts of California cities.

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News from the Institute for Local Government

California’s Green Economy Links Economic Development and Sustainability

California’s Green Economy Links Economic Development and Sustainability

The continued expansion in core green industries, such as energy generation and efficiency, recycling and waste, clean transportation, water and wastewater, offers cause for guarded optimism.

Creating Economic Development at the Local Level

Creating Economic Development at the Local Level

The City of Alhambra took action early this year on an innovative plan to stimulate economic development and identified a range of tools to help finance new projects.

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Sustainable Cities

Built to Last: Charting a Path to a Sustainable Economy

Built to Last: Charting a Path to a Sustainable Economy

Two very different cities offer remarkable examples of pioneering efforts to chart a more sustainable economic future.

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Gonzales Grows Green: An Innovative Economic Program

Gonzales Grows Green: An Innovative Economic Program

Gonzales offers an excellent model of an economic development program that focuses on sustainability and builds trust and understanding.