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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
Help Keep Bigger Trucks Off Our Roadways

Help Keep Bigger Trucks Off Our Roadways

Proponents of bigger trucks are lobbying for longer, heavier double-trailers, which pose threats to public safety and infrastructure.

September 2017
Celebrating Our Accomplishments — and Protecting Local Control

Celebrating Our Accomplishments — and Protecting Local Control

We have achieved important victories on behalf of cities this year on our strategic goals and in other areas.

September 2017
Will Driverless Vehicles Create a Better Future?

Will Driverless Vehicles Create a Better Future?

The coming revolutions in electric, shared and automated vehicles present many potential scenarios.

September 2017
Planning for Self-Driving Cars

Planning for Self-Driving Cars

Public officials need to act quickly to enact policies and plans.

August 2017
Oxnard Taps Youth to Improve Quality of Life

Oxnard Taps Youth to Improve Quality of Life

City Corps participants gain valuable career skills.

August 2017
Transportation Funding Will Begin Flowing Soon

Transportation Funding Will Begin Flowing Soon

Cities should note key deadlines and prepare now.

August 2017