Fair   57.0F  |  Forecast »
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit Module

News from the Institute for Local Government Archive

Title Issue
Summer Night Lights Program Keeps LA Parks Safe After Dark

Summer Night Lights Program Keeps LA Parks Safe After Dark

The City of Los Angeles launched a program in which parks are kept open until 11:00 p.m., and volunteers and staff facilitate safe, healthy activities.

August 2016
Fresno Uses Mobile App to Reach and Engage the Community

Fresno Uses Mobile App to Reach and Engage the Community

The app facilitates a dialogue with Fresno’s diverse residents.

June 2016
San Pablo Demonstrates Its Commitment to Creating a Healthy Community

San Pablo Demonstrates Its Commitment to Creating a Healthy Community

The city is using a variety of initiatives to address its high rate of childhood obesity.

April 2016
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