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Beacon Program Helps Cities Lead the Way to a More Sustainable State

Beacon Program Helps Cities Lead the Way to a More Sustainable State

The program helps local agencies reach aggressive state climate goals.

July 2018
State Climate Investments Boost Local Communities

State Climate Investments Boost Local Communities

State programs aimed at solving climate change can also help cities tackle many of their other community priorities. The cap-and trade program generates substantial revenue that the state invests to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve other community co-benefits.

May 2018
Resiliency Is Key to Managing the Risks of Climate Change

Resiliency Is Key to Managing the Risks of Climate Change

Over 2 million households in California are at high or extreme risk from wildfires, and cities statewide will have to step up their efforts in hazard mitigation, emergency planning and resilience.

March 2018

A Guide to Practical Public Engagement for Local Government

The TIERS Framework and Learning Lab support the use of deliberative planning to better engage the public.

January 2018
Engaging Your Community in the Budgeting Process

Engaging Your Community in the Budgeting Process

Public involvement in city budgeting increases financial transparency and promotes greater trust.

November 2017
Connect With ILG at the Annual Conference

Connect With ILG at the Annual Conference

Don’t miss ILG sessions and events at the conference. Meet the staff, browse materials and get answers to your questions.

September 2017
New Toolkit Helps Local Governments Engage Youth

New Toolkit Helps Local Governments Engage Youth

City and school officials partner to support young residents.

August 2017
Increasing the Effectiveness of Public Engagement Efforts

Increasing the Effectiveness of Public Engagement Efforts

Online tools can bring more diverse voices to the local decision-making process.

June 2017
Cities and Schools Partner for Positive, Transformational Outcomes

Cities and Schools Partner for Positive, Transformational Outcomes

Culver City offers a model for successful community-schools partnerships.

April 2017
Hayward’s Water Facility Ranked in Top 30 for On-Site Green Power Production

Hayward’s Water Facility Ranked in Top 30 for On-Site Green Power Production

The facility produces excess energy equivalent to approximately $400,000 annually and offsets energy costs for other city facilities.

February 2017
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