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2012 Legislative Year In Review

2012 Legislative Year In Review

While the past few years have presented major challenges for cities, the events of 2012 included some bright spots as well. This article presents an overview of the year’s legislative developments and the League’s achievements. It also poses some questions to keep in mind as the new session begins.

January 2013
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
The Next Generation of Economic Development Tools: Community Development Corporations

The Next Generation of Economic Development Tools: Community Development Corporations

Cities throughout California are seeking ways to help create jobs and revitalize neighborhoods.

September 2012
Draft Stormwater Permit Draws Cities Together in New Coalition

Draft Stormwater Permit Draws Cities Together in New Coalition

California city officials were stunned when the State Water Resources Control Board issued a highly prescriptive 93-page draft permit containing a number of stringent, unfunded mandates.

July 2012
Hayward Uses Murals to Fight Blight

Hayward Uses Murals to Fight Blight

Hayward’s Mural Art Program offers an outstanding example of a local effort that has helped reduce crime, build public-private partnerships, enhance community pride and save taxpayers’ money.

March 2012
Project Labor Agreements: What You Need To Know

Project Labor Agreements: What You Need To Know

Cities and other public entities are generally required to put significant contracts out for competitive bidding and to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder. Sometimes a decision is made to require a Project Labor Agreement, typically described as a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations that establishes terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project or projects.

February 2012

Disaster Mitigation Planning Builds Sustainable Communities

October 2011
The FCC’s Threat to Local Zoning and Right-of-Way Authority: Critical Deadline Looms

The FCC’s Threat to Local Zoning and Right-of-Way Authority: Critical Deadline Looms

August 2011
Recycled Tire Products Offer Safe, Green and Durable Construction Solutions

Recycled Tire Products Offer Safe, Green and Durable Construction Solutions

July 2011
Meeting the Challenges of Plug In Electric Vehicles

Meeting the Challenges of Plug In Electric Vehicles

July 2011