Cities’ active engagement on transportation issues will be
vitally important on several fronts, including documenting road
conditions and protecting existing transportation funding.
The League offers a range of professional development sessions
featuring current research, model programs and best practices.
This voluntary program recognizes elected officials for
continuing their education to enhance their knowledge and skills
and for undertaking leadership roles to better serve the public.
The advantages of cooperative purchasing programs include
significant savings and a streamlined procurement process.
A $25 million Community-Based Transitional Housing Program offers
incentive grants for providing transitional housing sites for
recently released offenders.
Proponents of bigger trucks are lobbying for longer, heavier
double-trailers, which pose threats to public safety and
Cities should note key deadlines and prepare now.
The app provides immediate access to information about hazardous
materials a railcar is carrying.
Social media and other tools are impacting city strategies.
The California Business Incentives Gateway gives local
governments a cost-free way to expand outreach to businesses.
Obesity and related diseases threaten the health of cities’ most
vulnerable populations, particularly children and youth. In
response, California cities are participating in the Healthy
Although the No Place Like Home program funds will not be
available until 2018, the California Department of Housing and
Community Development has released the Notice of Funding
The ability to communicate is critically important for first
responders in emergency situations. The First Responder Network
Authority is working to deliver a broadband network for public
The League is focusing on public safety, affordable housing, the
homelessness crisis and funding for critical transportation and
City officials, residents and journalists find this practical
guide to be an invaluable resource.
Cities and counties are partnering with the California Statewide
Communities Development Authority to offer developers a way to
maximize project cash flow.
The consequences of opioid misuse are increasingly deadly.
The new tool gives cities much-needed flexibility.
Because a healthy democracy is built upon a foundation of engaged
citizens, inspiring young people to become involved is essential
to the future of strong cities.
Repair cafés help cities send a message that just because
something is broken, it need not be thrown away.