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New Resources to Help Involve Your Community

New Resources to Help Involve Your Community

The institute releases materials for local agencies about involving the public in local budgeting, working with local clergy and congregations, and public engagement stories.

November 2010
Effective Advocacy: What City Officials Need to Know About Pursuing Federal Grant Funding

Effective Advocacy: What City Officials Need to Know About Pursuing Federal Grant Funding

A much larger share of federal spending is being distributed in the form of competitive grant funding through executive branch departments and agencies.

November 2010
Fighting to Protect Our Communities’ Economic Health and Quality of Life

Fighting to Protect Our Communities’ Economic Health and Quality of Life

The impact of state raids on local funds threatens not only the economy but also the vital community services and residents’ safety and quality of life.

October 2010
What You Need to Know About Regionalizing Public Safety Responsibilities

What You Need to Know About Regionalizing Public Safety Responsibilities

As public agencies explore cost-saving measures, one option is regionalizing public safety services by consolidating, contracting or sharing services with neighboring agencies.

October 2010
It’s STILL the Economy: Proposition 22 Will Protect Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs

It’s STILL the Economy: Proposition 22 Will Protect Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs

State government says it is serious about job creation but kills jobs in the private and public sectors by raiding and borrowing local government funds. Proposition 22 offers a solution.

September 2010
A Word From Outgoing League President Robin Lowe

A Word From Outgoing League President Robin Lowe

Lowe summarizes the League’s challenges and successes during the past year.

September 2010
Fontana’s Public-Private Partnership Builds a World-Class Park

Fontana’s Public-Private Partnership Builds a World-Class Park

September 2010
Annual Conference Preview: Conference Offers a Multitude of Opportunities

Annual Conference Preview: Conference Offers a Multitude of Opportunities

More than 1,500 city officials will gather in San Diego form Sept. 15-17 for three days of educational sessions, social media training, policy discussion and more.

September 2010
Partnering to Build Better Communities

Partnering to Build Better Communities

The Strategic Growth Council offers technical assistance and administers grant funding for local governments.

July 2010
Obsession Can Be a Virtue in Protecting Local Revenues From the State

Obsession Can Be a Virtue in Protecting Local Revenues From the State

While public support for our ballot measure is strong, we have to ask ourselves whether we are prepared to devote the effort, resources and focus to this priority to ensure success in November.

July 2010