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News from the Institute for Local Government Archive

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California Cities Use Creative Approaches to Recycling

California Cities Use Creative Approaches to Recycling

As California residents and businesses increase the amount of material they recycle, local governments seek ways to build additional recycling facilities and expand existing programs.

February 2016
Public Engagement in Budgeting Leads to Greater Trust and Transparency

Public Engagement in Budgeting Leads to Greater Trust and Transparency

Engaging the community can inform the budgeting process and help residents understand the hard choices involved.

November 2015
Cities, Counties and Schools Work Together to Stretch Community Dollars

Cities, Counties and Schools Work Together to Stretch Community Dollars

A newly updated online resource provides a framework for implementing partnerships.

September 2015
Advancing Climate Action, Sustainability and Community Well-Being

Advancing Climate Action, Sustainability and Community Well-Being

A recent symposium brought together state and local leaders to explore opportunities for accelerating sustainability activities in California.

July 2015
Partnering for Prosperity

Partnering for Prosperity

Residents, entrepreneurs and nonprofit representatives in Merced share ideas on how business and community leaders can partner to help grow, strengthen and diversify the local economy.

May 2015
Engaging Residents Helps Build Vibrant Communities

Engaging Residents Helps Build Vibrant Communities

A new resource presents an overview of land-use planning, who is involved, why community engagement matters and ways to participate.

March 2015
Community Leadership Programs: Empowering Future Leaders

Community Leadership Programs: Empowering Future Leaders

Community-based organizations often provide leadership development programs for residents or specific underrepresented populations and offer an opportunity to invigorate civic engagement.

January 2015
ILG Welcomes California’s Newly Elected Local Officials

ILG Welcomes California’s Newly Elected Local Officials

Newly elected local officials and staff can get up to speed on a variety of key topics using free resources designed to meet their needs.

November 2014
Kick off the School Year with Safe Routes To School

Kick off the School Year with Safe Routes To School

September 2014
Be a Beacon: The Power of Recognition

Be a Beacon: The Power of Recognition

The Beacon Award program, a catalyst for innovative and effective solutions, addresses climate change at the local level and informs the community about these activities.

July 2014