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October 2012

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President's Message

Focusing on Economic Development

Focusing on Economic Development

In an era of tight economic resources, how can we best promote the economies of our cities and California as a whole?

Mark Your Calendar Now for November Legislative Briefings

Mark Your Calendar Now for November Legislative Briefings

The Legislative Briefings cover information of critical importance to cities and are offered in two formats, online and in person, to make them readily accessible for all member cities.

New High-Tech Tools Keep Residents Safe, Informed and Engaged

New High-Tech Tools Keep Residents Safe, Informed and Engaged

High-tech tools are making it possible for cities to issue alerts in real time to their communities, respond more quickly to emergencies and maximize scarce resources.

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

San Mateo Helps Residents "Be Ready, Be Safe, Be Involved!"

San Mateo Helps Residents "Be Ready, Be Safe, Be Involved!"

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Everyday Ethics for Local Officials

Regulating Lobbying Activities

Regulating Lobbying Activities

This column presents options for securing compliance with local lobbying laws and questions to ask about what kind of laws make sense for a particular community.

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Legal Notes

Realignment: How Cities Can Maximize Existing Powers and Recover Costs to Fight Crime

Realignment: How Cities Can Maximize Existing Powers and Recover Costs to Fight Crime

Cities can draw on their own police powers and state laws to abate problems from drugs and prostitution to graffiti and gangs.