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President's Message Archive

Title Issue
Reflecting on Our Progress and Moving Forward

Reflecting on Our Progress and Moving Forward

The League has met the challenges of the past year, and much work remains to be done.

August 2012
Putting Technology to Work

Putting Technology to Work

The Internet is no longer a new tool, and many cities are making good use of it. In this era of fiscal austerity, we are all working to do more with less. Cities are using technology to improve efficiency and increase government transparency.

June 2012
Act Now to Create a Healthier Community

Act Now to Create a Healthier Community

As local officials, we grapple with a lot of challenging issues and tough situations, and we don’t always agree on the best thing to do. But once in a while we come across something that makes such good sense we can all agree on it.

April 2012
Social Contract Is the Cornerstone of Effective State-Local Relations

Social Contract Is the Cornerstone of Effective State-Local Relations

Maintaining our social contract with state legislators is easier when we first make an effort to understand their perspective and work style, rather than just expecting them to vote a certain way.

February 2012
Moving Toward “We”

Moving Toward “We”

December 2011
Maintaining Our Momentum

Maintaining Our Momentum

October 2011
Acknowledging Our Accomplishments

Acknowledging Our Accomplishments

We have made significant progress during a year filled with obstacles and difficulties.

August 2011
Getting the Most Out of Electronic Communication

Getting the Most Out of Electronic Communication

June 2011
Killing Redevelopment: California’s Biggest Economic Mistake

Killing Redevelopment: California’s Biggest Economic Mistake

After FY 2011-12, the state will realize zero savings from shutting down redevelopment. But it will permanently destroy hundreds of thousands of jobs and wipe out billions of dollars in local economic activity.

April 2011
Setting a Strategic Course For 2011

Setting a Strategic Course For 2011

February 2011