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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
Lessons for Local Governments About ADA Lawsuits

Lessons for Local Governments About ADA Lawsuits

A recent court decision offers clarification on which standards and regulations apply to which government facilities and how local government agencies can implement preventive measures to reduce the possibility of ADA violations.

April 2018
Toward an Active California: Best Practices for People-Oriented Cities

Toward an Active California: Best Practices for People-Oriented Cities

Cities are working to improve walking, bicycling and transit options. The “All Ages and Abilities” approach uses bikeways that are physically separated from highspeed and high-traffic roadways.

March 2018
Los Angeles Launches a $1.4 Billion Sidewalk Repair Program

Los Angeles Launches a $1.4 Billion Sidewalk Repair Program

The nation’s largest sidewalk repair effort gets underway.

February 2018
Challenges of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Challenges of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Cities are tackling the need for charging infrastructure to power electric vehicles. This article highlights pilot programs, lessons learned and more.

February 2018
Local Streets and Roads Remain a League Priority in 2018

Local Streets and Roads Remain a League Priority in 2018

Cities’ active engagement on transportation issues will be vitally important on several fronts, including documenting road conditions and protecting existing transportation funding.

February 2018
Farmersville’s Innovative Dual Roundabouts Welcome Visitors

Farmersville’s Innovative Dual Roundabouts Welcome Visitors

The project’s safety and traffic improvements helped secure over $3.8 million in grant funds.

February 2018
Contract Provisions Expedite Flood Cleanup in San José

Contract Provisions Expedite Flood Cleanup in San José

An unusual emergency services agreement yielded significant benefits when disaster struck.

February 2018
Prevailing Wage Compliance: What Cities Should Do to Avoid Penalties Under SB 96

Prevailing Wage Compliance: What Cities Should Do to Avoid Penalties Under SB 96

Prevailing wage laws have changed again. Because prevailing wage requirements apply to all public works contracts over $1,000, these new requirements will apply to the vast majority of municipal public works projects.

December 2017
Court Rejects Challenges to Mello-Roos District in San Ramon

Court Rejects Challenges to Mello-Roos District in San Ramon

The decision is an important reminder for cities that the creation of Mello-Roos Community Facilities Districts may be a potential tool to supplement funds needed to provide services to new developments.

October 2017
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