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News from the Institute for Local Government Archive

Title Issue
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
Sustainability Yields Fiscal and Economic Benefits

Sustainability Yields Fiscal and Economic Benefits

New resources offer practical tips to enhance cities’ economic prosperity and fiscal health.

May 2014
ILG Releases Updated Online Guide to Planning Healthy Neighborhoods

ILG Releases Updated Online Guide to Planning Healthy Neighborhoods

Throughout California, city and county officials make planning, policy and land-use decisions on a weekly basis. Local officials understand that such decisions affect their community’s development. Many also recognize that land-use decisions can have profound effects on residents’ health.

March 2014
How Local Officials Can Support Citizenship and Civic Participation

How Local Officials Can Support Citizenship and Civic Participation

Approximately 2.5 million “lawful permanent residents” living in California are eligible to become U.S. citizens. Local officials can leverage their leadership to encourage naturalization efforts and strengthen their communities.

January 2014
Resources to Help Promote Public Trust and Confidence in Local Government

Resources to Help Promote Public Trust and Confidence in Local Government

The competency of both local officials and staff provides a basis for establishing public trust and confidence. Elements of ethics, public input and transparency also play a key role.

November 2013