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Reflecting on Our Progress and Moving Forward

Reflecting on Our Progress and Moving Forward

The League has met the challenges of the past year, and much work remains to be done.

August 2012
Regulating Lobbying Activities

Regulating Lobbying Activities

This article examines common elements of lobbying laws and how these laws typically regulate lobbyist behavior.

August 2012
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.

May 2012
What Comes Next?

What Comes Next?

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

May 2012
2011 Legislative Year in Review

2011 Legislative Year in Review

The stage was set for 2011 when California voters approved Proposition 22 by a margin of 61 percent in the November 2010 statewide election. Once Governor Brown proposed to eliminate redevelopment and enterprise zones, the 2011 legislative session devolved into one of the most difficult in memory for city-state relations.

January 2012
How “Penny for Your Thoughts” Helped Concord’s City Council Connect With the Community and Set Priorities

How “Penny for Your Thoughts” Helped Concord’s City Council Connect With the Community and Set Priorities

December 2011
Brea Uses Collaborative Model for Budget Planning

Brea Uses Collaborative Model for Budget Planning

November 2011
Intergovernmental Collaboration Through Joint Use of Facilities

Intergovernmental Collaboration Through Joint Use of Facilities

Local agencies throughout California are employing joint-use agreements as a tool to stretch taxpayer resources as far as possible in service to shared constituents.

November 2011
Sustaining Your Sustainability Programs

Sustaining Your Sustainability Programs

Investing in sustainability leads to healthier communities and improved economic vitality while saving money, conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

November 2011
The League Steps Up on Pension Reform

The League Steps Up on Pension Reform

Pension costs for most California municipalities are likely to increase 25 percent or more in the next three years. If sizable increases in pension costs are not mitigated, many cities will be forced to further reduce services and staffing to fund the pensions of those who remain on the payroll or are retired from service.

November 2011