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Fight Blight in Your City With Brownfields Tools

Fight Blight in Your City With Brownfields Tools

An underused set of funding resources offers tools that cities can use for virtually any site.

May 2017
How Volunteerism Enriches Communities

How Volunteerism Enriches Communities

The small-town feeling of community that many of us experienced as youngsters has become more elusive. Volunteering gives us a sense of connectedness and offers multiple benefits.

April 2017
Funds Coming to Help Chronically Homeless Californians With Mental Illness — Partner Now With Counties to Prepare Programming

Funds Coming to Help Chronically Homeless Californians With Mental Illness — Partner Now With Counties to Prepare Programming

Although the No Place Like Home program funds will not be available until 2018, the California Department of Housing and Community Development has released the Notice of Funding Availability for $6.2 million in grants for technical assistance. These funds will help counties — and the cities and developers they partner with — start developing their programming.

March 2017
Finding Solutions to the Affordable Housing Shortage

Finding Solutions to the Affordable Housing Shortage

Significant barriers and disincentives constrain the production of housing. These include local and national economic and job market conditions, challenges for developers and a lack of funding and subsidies needed to support housing that low- and moderate-income families can afford.

March 2017
What Cities Should Know About Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

What Cities Should Know About Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act

Changes in the law related to marijuana raise many concerns for cities.

February 2017
In Desperate Need: California’s Crumbling Streets and Roads

In Desperate Need: California’s Crumbling Streets and Roads

A recent report underscores the critical need in California to develop a transportation funding solution that will keep residents and the economy moving forward.

February 2017
Local Infrastructure Conditions: A Crisis Situation

Local Infrastructure Conditions: A Crisis Situation

We can either pay to fix and maintain our infrastructure today or pay much more in the future to replace it.

February 2017
A Look at the League’s 2017 Strategic Priorities

A Look at the League’s 2017 Strategic Priorities

The League is focusing on public safety, affordable housing, the homelessness crisis and funding for critical transportation and water infrastructure.

January 2017
A Primer on California City Revenues, Part Two: Major City Revenues

A Primer on California City Revenues, Part Two: Major City Revenues

Understanding the essentials of city finance is critical for city decision-makers. Elected officials find their job is easier when they can explain municipal finance’s basic elements to their constituents.

December 2016
Understanding Municipal Finance: Resources and Tools

Understanding Municipal Finance: Resources and Tools

November 2016
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