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President's Message Archive

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Pushing Back on Infrastructure Issues: Key to Our Local and State Economies

Pushing Back on Infrastructure Issues: Key to Our Local and State Economies

The League has focused on transportation infrastructure needs for over a decade, and this remains a priority for California cities in 2018.

May 2018
Cultivating an Inclusive and Diverse Future Workforce

Cultivating an Inclusive and Diverse Future Workforce

Programs that introduce our young people to local government and career opportunities in public service can provide a variety of benefits.

March 2018
Amplify Your Community’s Voice by Fostering Future Leaders

Amplify Your Community’s Voice by Fostering Future Leaders

California cities use a variety of methods, including citizens’ academies and similar programs, to engage residents in civic life and give them a voice.

January 2018
How Diversity Makes the League Stronger

How Diversity Makes the League Stronger

Diversity enriches California’s culture and economy and also plays a critically important role in the League.

November 2017
Connecting Youth and Civic Leadership

Connecting Youth and Civic Leadership

Youth commissions foster civic engagement and citizenship skills.

August 2017
Making Cities Smarter

Making Cities Smarter

A few key principles apply to any smart city efforts, regardless of size or scope.

June 2017
How Volunteerism Enriches Communities

How Volunteerism Enriches Communities

The small-town feeling of community that many of us experienced as youngsters has become more elusive. Volunteering gives us a sense of connectedness and offers multiple benefits.

April 2017
Local Infrastructure Conditions: A Crisis Situation

Local Infrastructure Conditions: A Crisis Situation

We can either pay to fix and maintain our infrastructure today or pay much more in the future to replace it.

February 2017
What You Need to Know About Legislative Advocacy and the League

What You Need to Know About Legislative Advocacy and the League

Keeping track of legislation and priority bills that affect your city is critically important for elected officials. The League provides an array of helpful tools to make this task easier.

January 2017
How Effective Is Your Council?

How Effective Is Your Council?

After the election is over it can be hard to put aside the competitive mindset, move beyond politics and begin working as a cohesive team.

November 2016
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