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Topic - Public Safety Archive

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Homelessness in California

Homelessness in California

The League is taking unprecedented steps in response to an alarming increase in the state’s homeless population.

September 2016
Speaking the Truth to Ourselves About Homelessness

Speaking the Truth to Ourselves About Homelessness

Cities have a responsibility to work with their county, state and federal partners to provide the services needed to address this issue.

September 2016
Cities Collaborate to Help Give Kids a Running Start for School

Cities Collaborate to Help Give Kids a Running Start for School

Using programs ranging from truancy reduction to summer reading, cities are taking unique and collaborative approaches to combat summer learning loss and prepare students of all ages to return to school.

August 2016
Summer Night Lights Program Keeps LA Parks Safe After Dark

Summer Night Lights Program Keeps LA Parks Safe After Dark

The City of Los Angeles launched a program in which parks are kept open until 11:00 p.m., and volunteers and staff facilitate safe, healthy activities.

August 2016
Using Technology to Better Serve Our Communities

Using Technology to Better Serve Our Communities

Many California cities are looking at how the Internet of Things can serve the public.

June 2016
Measuring Progress on Massage Therapy Oversight, Collaboration and Governance

Measuring Progress on Massage Therapy Oversight, Collaboration and Governance

While CAMTC has taken positive steps to increase transparency and accountability, some additional work is still needed.

June 2016
Collaboration With CAMTC Results in Safer Communities

Collaboration With CAMTC Results in Safer Communities

The California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) certifies massage professionals who meet the Massage Therapy Act’s requirements.

June 2016
La Mesa’s Seniors Help With Safe Routes to School

La Mesa’s Seniors Help With Safe Routes to School

The city recruited seniors to supervise and support students as they walk or bike to and from school.

March 2016
Drones: A Growing Hazard in the Absence of Tighter Regulations

Drones: A Growing Hazard in the Absence of Tighter Regulations

The steadily growing use of recreational drones has risen to the level of endangering first-responder aircraft as well as commercial jetliners. New regulations, while helpful, may not go far enough to adequately address the hazards and potential misuse of drones.

February 2016
Extended Producer Responsibility: Protecting Public Health and the Environment

Extended Producer Responsibility: Protecting Public Health and the Environment

Ensuring that residents properly dispose of hazardous wastes — such as pesticides, batteries, needles and pharmaceuticals — from their homes is an important part of protecting the environment and public health, but it can be expensive. Many local governments are working with the California Product Stewardship Council to find a better way.

January 2016
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