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League-Sponsored Financial Solutions for California Cities Provide Significant Savings

League-Sponsored Financial Solutions for California Cities Provide Significant Savings

These services offer convenient investment and favorable returns, low-cost financing and discounted purchasing.

September 2011
Get Ready for the Big "Trickle Down"

Get Ready for the Big "Trickle Down"

A major change in the role of the federal government is beginning, and it will have dramatic consequences for state and local governments.

September 2011
Acknowledging Our Accomplishments

Acknowledging Our Accomplishments

We have made significant progress during a year filled with obstacles and difficulties.

August 2011
San Carlos Takes a Different Approach to Cost Cutting

San Carlos Takes a Different Approach to Cost Cutting

The city needed a new strategy to solve a $3.5 million structural budget deficit.

August 2011
Evaluating Green Fleet Options

Evaluating Green Fleet Options

Cities and counties throughout California are considering adopting policies and programs to “green” their fleets by purchasing fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles.

July 2011
Is the Bell Tolling for Pension Reform?

Is the Bell Tolling for Pension Reform?

Rapidly rising pension costs threaten the delivery of public services, compromise budgets and will push some cities to the brink of fiscal collapse.

July 2011
Plan Your Time at the Annual Conference Now!

Plan Your Time at the Annual Conference Now!

It’s time to start thinking about how to make the most of this educational opportunity.

July 2011
Beaumont’s Economic Stimulus Program Produces Results

Beaumont’s Economic Stimulus Program Produces Results

May 2011
Lancaster’s Economic Stimulus Package Pays Dividends

Lancaster’s Economic Stimulus Package Pays Dividends

May 2011
Killing Redevelopment: California’s Biggest Economic Mistake

Killing Redevelopment: California’s Biggest Economic Mistake

After FY 2011-12, the state will realize zero savings from shutting down redevelopment. But it will permanently destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs and wipe out billions of dollars in local economic activity.

April 2011