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President's Message Archive

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The Impact of Our Crumbling Infrastructure on California’s Economy

The Impact of Our Crumbling Infrastructure on California’s Economy

The state’s goals around reducing greenhouse gas emissions are based on a vision that concentrates growth in urban cores and utilizes transit. To meet these goals, cities must be able to make much-needed infrastructure upgrades and repairs to support this vision.

February 2013
Cultivating Transparency in Your City

Cultivating Transparency in Your City

When news is breaking about the abuse of public trust in another city, local elected officials are likely to be asked, “How can we be sure that something similar isn’t happening here?”

December 2012
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?

October 2012
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