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Restorative Peace Building Initiative Succeeds in Reedley

Restorative Peace Building Initiative Succeeds in Reedley

Mediators work with crime victims and offenders to help resolve conflict and make amends.

October 2015

Hoarding’s Hazards: Fremont’s New Approach Improves Safety

Hoarding is a costly problem for cities to tackle, often taking hours of staff time and costing thousands of dollars.

October 2015
Preparing Your Community for Fire Danger

Preparing Your Community for Fire Danger

The combination of drought, higher temperatures and abundant dry vegetation means that California’s fire season is now a year-round phenomenon.

October 2015
West Sacramento’s Path to a Safer, Healthier Community

West Sacramento’s Path to a Safer, Healthier Community

A crime-ridden trail spurred unhappy residents into action and led to a collaborative effort involving a local nonprofit, the city, school district and multiple agencies.

October 2015
Leveraging the Power of Social Media When Disaster Strikes

Leveraging the Power of Social Media When Disaster Strikes

Emergencies offer an opportunity to connect with residents.

June 2015
New Law Strengthens Local Regulation of Massage Businesses

New Law Strengthens Local Regulation of Massage Businesses

New legislation returned to California cities and counties the authority to adopt ordinances regarding the massage therapy industry through a combination of land-use and business regulations.

March 2015
A Growing Risk: Oil Trains Raise Safety and Environmental Concerns

A Growing Risk: Oil Trains Raise Safety and Environmental Concerns

An oil boom in North Dakota and Canada from the Bakken shale formation and a lack of pipeline infrastructure have led to a dramatic increase in oil-by-rail shipments nationwide. As the volume of oil being transported by rail has swelled, train derailments have also increased.

February 2015
Santa Clarita Uses Collaborative Approach to Tackle Youths’ Drug Abuse

Santa Clarita Uses Collaborative Approach to Tackle Youths’ Drug Abuse

An upward trend in substance abuse spurred a partnership of the city, county and school district.

January 2015
2014 Legislative Year in Review

2014 Legislative Year in Review

League actions in 2014 included sponsoring and supporting legislation on infrastructure, economic development and the redevelopment dissolution process. Other efforts focused on improving the regulatory framework for medical marijuana and restoring local control over massage establishments.

January 2015
Addressing Health and Safety Issues Related to Public Encampments and Vehicle Habitation

Addressing Health and Safety Issues Related to Public Encampments and Vehicle Habitation

In dealing with public encampments and vehicle habitation, city officials must be sensitive to the constitutional rights of the affected individuals, who are often homeless, and the many related complex social welfare challenges.

December 2014