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November 2011

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Executive Director's Message

“Realignment” in Any Other State Would Be Called “Community Corrections”

“Realignment” in Any Other State Would Be Called “Community Corrections”

The California corrections realignment plan is sweeping and aggressive. Instead of trying to accomplish a decline in prison population over a gradual period, the California plan is largely driven...

California Expands Efforts to Collect Taxes From Internet Sales: Local Agency Revenues to Benefit

California Expands Efforts to Collect Taxes From Internet Sales: Local Agency Revenues to Benefit

Not collecting taxes on sales provides out-of-state online retailers a significant price advantage over instate “bricks and mortar” businesses. As online commerce continues to grow, a solution...

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News from the Institute for Local Government

Intergovernmental Collaboration Through Joint Use of Facilities

Intergovernmental Collaboration Through Joint Use of Facilities

Local agencies throughout California are employing joint-use agreements as a tool to stretch taxpayer resources as far as possible in service to shared constituents.

The League Steps Up on Pension Reform

The League Steps Up on Pension Reform

Pension costs for most California municipalities are likely to increase 25 percent or more in the next three years. If sizable increases in pension costs are not mitigated, many cities will be...

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Sustainable Cities

Sustaining Your Sustainability Programs

Sustaining Your Sustainability Programs

Investing in sustainability leads to healthier communities and improved economic vitality while saving money, conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Brea Uses Collaborative Model for Budget Planning

Brea Uses Collaborative Model for Budget Planning