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California Expands Efforts to Collect Taxes From Internet Sales: Local Agency Revenues to Benefit

California Expands Efforts to Collect Taxes From Internet Sales: Local Agency Revenues to Benefit

Not collecting taxes on sales provides out-of-state online retailers a significant price advantage over instate “bricks and mortar” businesses. As online commerce continues to grow, a solution to the use-tax gap becomes increasingly urgent.

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
Protecting Consumers and Enhancing Public Safety

Protecting Consumers and Enhancing Public Safety

A voluntary statewide certification program for massage professionals complements local governments’ rules and regulations.

October 2011

Disaster Mitigation Planning Builds Sustainable Communities

October 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
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
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
Acknowledging Our Accomplishments

Acknowledging Our Accomplishments

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

August 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