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Executive Director's Message

The Constitution Is Not “An Inconvenient Truth”

The Constitution Is Not “An Inconvenient Truth”

In the past few years, some state leaders have proposed budget “solutions” that are clearly unconstitutional and fly in the face of the intent of not only the voters but the Legislature itself.

Youth Dialogues Inform and Develop Local Leaders

Youth Dialogues Inform and Develop Local Leaders

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News from the Institute for Local Government

New Internship Program Honors Don Benninghoven's Service to the Institute

New Internship Program Honors Don Benninghoven's Service to the Institute

Davis Keeps the Peace With Neighbors Night Out

Davis Keeps the Peace With Neighbors Night Out

Managing More Effectively With a Strategic Communications Plan

Managing More Effectively With a Strategic Communications Plan

Annual Conference Preview

Annual Conference Preview

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Sustainable Cities

The Co-Benefits of Sustainability Strategies

The Co-Benefits of Sustainability Strategies

Sustainability strategies save money, conserve resources for future generations, improve public health, respond to climate change and make communities more attractive places to live.

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California Cities Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

Tri-Valley Cities Collaborate to Improve Adolescent Health

Tri-Valley Cities Collaborate to Improve Adolescent Health

La Mirada Creates Opportunities for Youth

La Mirada Creates Opportunities for Youth

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Legal Notes

Shovel-Ready on a Shoestring: Tools for Efficient, Cost-Saving CEQA Compliance

Shovel-Ready on a Shoestring: Tools for Efficient, Cost-Saving CEQA Compliance

Cities can take many simple steps to maximize the efficiency of CEQA review while maintaining legal defensibility, and streamlining the process can also save money.